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Linux Distribution: Fedora
Url: http://fedora.redhat.com/

Red Hat Linux now has two descendents, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and The Fedora Project.

About Fedora
The Fedora Project is an openly-developed project designed by Red Hat, open for general participation, led by a meritocracy, following a set of project objectives.

The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from open source software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora Core about 2-3 times a year, with a public release schedule. The Red Hat engineering team will continue to participate in building Fedora Core and will invite and encourage more outside participation than in past releases. By using this more open process, we hope to provide an operating system more in line with the ideals of free software and more appealing to the open source community.

Fedora Core is intended to be a logical upgrade path for previous users of Red Hat Linux whose needs are consistent with the objectives of the Fedora Project. It is a return to Red Hat's roots; 2-3 releases per year, and freely-available downloads that can be called by name even when media containing those bits are sold by third parties

The community is defined as those who not only consume but also produce for the good of other community members.

2009-02-06 00:00:00.0 Fedora 11 Alpha has been released    View
The Fedora project is proud to present the availability of Fedora 11 (Leonidas) Alpha. The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community to become involved with testing Fedora 11 by way of Rawhide.
2008-11-26 00:00:00.0 Fedora 10 has been released    View
"Fedora volunteer contributors and Red Hat engineers worked together to develop the cutting-edge features found in Fedora 10. Their widespread appeal, combined with Fedora's policy of collaborating with upstream free software communities, means that many of these features will be found in other Linux distributions in the future," said Paul Frields, Fedora project leader at Red Hat. Approximately every six months, contributors from Fedora's membership of over 17,000 people collaborate to produce a complete, general-purpose, no-cost software platform. Since its inception, Fedora has adopted a leadership role in the development of open source software and continuously demonstrates its potential across the enterprise. This community of users and developers have blazed the trail in key feature development and actively forms the roadmap for open source technologies found in many platforms, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux.
2008-11-05 00:00:00.0 Fedora 10 Preview has been released    View
The Fedora Project is proud to announce the availability of the Fedora 10 Preview Release. The Fedora 10 Preview Release is our last pre-release offering before we let everyone taste the goods for real.
2008-10-01 00:00:00.0 Fedora 10 Beta has been released    View
Among the new, fun, and interesting features:
  • New NetworkManager with connection sharing
  • Improved printer handling
  • Remote virtualization and easier virt storage
  • Sectool, an auditing and security testing framework
  • RPM 4.6, the first big RPM change in several years
  • New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
  • New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
  • Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
  • Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
  • Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable RHGB
  • Better support for webcams through the hard work in kernel 2.6.27 (which benefits all distributions)
  • New icon theme "Echo", to be completed with the theme graphic "Solar" in the Fedora 10 release
  • Gnome 2.24
  • KDE 4.1
  • Adding the NetBeans IDE
  • Eclipse 3.4
  • Automatic installation of multimedia codecs
  • Better HDTV support in X.org
  • "Sugar" graphical environment (from OLPC) available for use, testing, and development
2008-08-08 00:00:00.0 Fedora 10 Alpha has been released    View
In an ongoing effort to prevent premature kitten death, the Fedora Project is ecstatic to present the availability of Fedora 10 (Cambridge) Alpha. Test now, make it better now, keep Cambridge on schedule, and protect the kittens in the future.
2008-05-24 00:00:00.0 Fedora 9 has been released    View
The Fedora Project, a Red Hat sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 9, the latest version of its open source operating system distribution. Highlights: PackageKit, a cross-distribution package management solution; GNOME 2.22; KDE desktop 4.0.3 featuring upgrades to core components such as the port to Qt 4; NetworkManager improvements; Firefox 3 Beta 5; SELinux confined web browser; OpenJDK6, the release of Sun Java SDK under a free and open source license; X.Org updates; consolidated dictionary support; Bluetooth enhancements; persistent live USB support; Upstart init daemon; ext4 file system support....
2008-04-21 00:00:00.0 Fedora 9 Preview has been released    View
After some minor delays (like all rawhide flights grounded for a few days of repair...), the Fedora Project is proud to announce the release of Fedora 9 Preview! This is a Preview release, it is fairly close to what the final product will be like. This is the most critical release for the Fedora community to use and test and report bugs on. This is the last major public release before the final GOLD Fedora 9 release on May 13th (we hope). For this Preview release, we will be doing a staged offering. The first stage, available now, will be via bittorrent. The second stage, which should be available early next week, will be via our world wide mirroring system, and will include jigdo.
2008-03-26 00:00:00.0 Fedora 9 Beta has been released    View
The Beta release is the point at which we really want and need the wider community's help with testing. Beta is a point of much greater stability in Fedora's development branch, but some fixes continue to occur to improve usability, performance, and stability. This release is great for early adopters and Linux enthusiasts! The Fedora 9 Beta boots on the majority of systems, and gives you an idea of how the final Fedora 9 will look and feel. Most importantly, we absolutely need community assistance to check features and provide feedback and bug reports, to help ensure that Fedora 9 is our best release ever.
2008-02-06 00:00:00.0 Fedora 9 Alpha is available    View
A funny thing happened on the way into the office today, an Alpha release of Fedora 9 happened!
2007-08-09 00:00:00.0 Fedora 8 Test 1 has been released    View
We interrupt your rawhide for a moment to make a small announcement. Fedora 8 Test one has been loosed upon the world. Included in this release is a 'Fedora' installable 'choose your own adventure' style set of ISOs and trees for i386, x86_64, and ppc(64). Also included are live images of both the Fedora Desktop and the Fedora KDE desktop. These are available for both i686 and x86_64 (x86_64 is DVD size only). Remember these can be used on USB media via the livecd-iso-to-disk utility available in the livecd-tools package. Test 1 is for 'alpha' users.
2007-06-01 00:00:00.0 Fedora 7 has been out    View
Howdy, cousins! Welcome to our little Fedora hollow, where we've brewed up some mighty, mighty Fedora 7 Moonshine for your enjoyment.
2007-05-05 00:00:00.0 Fedora 7 Test 4 has been released    View
The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of the fourth and final test release of Fedora 7! Release notes: This test release includes three live images - an i386 Desktop live CD, an x86_64 Desktop live DVD, and an i386 KDE live CD; this test release features GNOME 2.18; the new Echo icon theme is no longer the default; KDE and Xfce, among several other packages, are included in the development repositories, but not on the media; Fast User Switching is now available; the Internet messaging program called 'Gaim' is now known as 'Pidgin'....
2006-12-26 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 6 Live CD is available    View
After lots of feedback, bug fixing and testing of the beta live CD announced 3 weeks ago, I'm pleased to announce the first official Fedora live CD. This live CD is based on packages from the Fedora Core 6 (code named 'Zod') and Fedora Extras package collections and is 100% free software. At a glance, the live CD features: Linux 2.6.18, GNOME 2.16 desktop environment, GStreamer 0.10 multimedia framework, X.Org 7.1, AIGLX and Compiz for 3D desktop, lots of applications including, but not limited to Beagle (desktop search), F-Spot (photo management), Evolution (email and calendering), Firefox (web browsing), Ekiga (IP telephony).
2006-10-25 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 6 is available now    View
Tremble, Earthlings, for Zod is released from the confines of testing. Zod intends to hammer the servers of the world ... starting TODAY!
2006-10-25 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 6 "Live-Spin" is available now    View
The Fedora Unity Project is proud to announce the initial release of several Fedora Core 6 Live-Spin CD and DVD ISO images. These Live-Spins are based on the 24 October initial release of Fedora Core 6.
2006-09-16 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 6 Test 3 is available now    View
The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle. Notable Features of Fedora Core 6: support for installation from multiple repositories at install-time; GNOME 2.16.0; KDE 3.5.3; an improved look and feel for various non-English languages; new desktop eye candy provided by the Compiz window manager using AIGLX; notification of available software updates via notification bubbles; improved start-up performance of applications; improved speed of various package management utilities; further improvements in the Xen virtualization technology.
2006-08-08 00:00:00.0 Fedora core 6 Test 4 has been released now    View
Fedora Core is a free operating system that offers the best combination of stable and cutting-edge software that exists in the free software world.
2006-07-22 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 6 Test1 has been released now    View
The Fedora Project announces the first release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle. Notable features: support for the Intel-based Macintosh platform; ipv6 support in the installer; scim-bridge for improved i18n input; puplet applet for update notifications; new printing system; GNOME 2.15; KDE 3.5.3; 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum.
2006-04-11 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 5 has been released    View

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2006-03-21 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 5 has been released    View

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2006-01-23 00:00:00.0 Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Released    View

Test Version of Fedore Core 5 is released now. Visit for more information here.

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