Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 18:38 UTC, submitted by Moule
Fedora Core Fedora Core, a popular flavor of Linux being developed by the open-source community, is hardly hefty by today's operating system standards. But to fit the tight specs for the $100 laptop being designed by MIT's One-Lap-Per-Child group, Fedora will need to go on a crash diet, concedes its overseer, Red Hat. The Linux software maker confirmed today that it has donated $2 million [EUR 1.65 million] to the OLPC and joined as a corporate member and said it plans to put some of its brightest engineers to the task of slimming down Fedora before the laptops debut in early 2007.
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Wouldn't it be simpler...?
by Sodki on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:17 UTC
Sodki
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2005-11-10

Wouldn't it be simpler to build a custom Fedora version? This almost seems like a waste, since we already have proven technology for that kind of thing. Nonetheless, I believe it will be worth it.

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RE: Wouldn't it be simpler...?
by Mathman on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:35 in reply to "Wouldn't it be simpler...?"
Mathman Member since:
2005-07-08

Uh...correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it say that they are building a custom Fedora version? Right in the article summary in fact.

Perhaps you meant to question why they're going with Fedora as opposed to something else?

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Sodki Member since:
2005-11-10

Uh...correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't it say that they are building a custom Fedora version? Right in the article summary in fact.

No, the article says that they're gonna "slim down Fedora" and Fedora "will need to go on a crash diet", not that they're building a custom version.

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RE: Wouldn't it be simpler...?
by Finalzone on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 19:45 in reply to "Wouldn't it be simpler...?"
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2005-07-06

Maybe create a kind of Fedora Lite using Kadischi(a live CD generation still on early stage) or use light version of some applications. Some services will need to be disabled for faster bootload.

As for ease to use frontend package manager, I recently tested Pirut (replacement for system-config-packages) on Rawhide. I can say that PM is simple, intuitive. One of features will allow user to add his/her own repository.

Starting from FC5, the release schedule is back to every six months.

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