Fedora might not be one of the most popular Linux distros, but it's certainly one of the most beloved. We've seen a remix of it on the Raspberry Pi before, but now it's available in an official form.
All platforms: Fedora's released a bootable beta of their upcoming 12th release, "Constantine", that speeds up system updates, makes Bluetooth an on-demand service, and optimises CPU and graphics performance on netbooks, among other improvements.
The popular Linux distribution Fedora (you know, the one that isn't Ubuntu) has just released a new major version, Fedora 11, around six-and-a-half months after the release of Fedora 10. The changelog is extensive, but the result is an alluring operating system.
Find yourself making the same customisations over and over again every time you install a Linux system? Revisor, a free distribution customizer, lets you pick the packages and tweaks you want to see kept in, then compiles and compresses it all into a CD, DVD, or USB-friendly ISO image for you to install or live-boot with. PC Plus has a step-by-step guide to using Revisor on Fedora, but you can compile nearly any type of desktop with this tool.
The team at the Phoronix site benchmark tested the newly-released Fedora 10 Linux distribution against Ubuntu 8.10 on 32 and 64-bit machines, and found the results nearly identical. Interesting find, and nice to know it's really the features and interface that sets most Linux distros apart these days.
Fedora has just released version 10 of the popular Linux distribution. It's only been six months since Fedora 9 hit servers, but the new release boasts all sorts of new features and improvements, including the addition of OpenOffice 3.0, new virtualisation features, internet connection sharing, faster booting, and a new security tool. Hit the Fedora 10 release notes for a full rundown of what you can expect. We tend to focus more on Ubuntu Linux, which has caught the attention of a lot of Linux users, but Fedora's breakneck updates and new look and features since version 9 look great. Keep reading for a quick look at Fedora 10 in action.
In theory, any computer running Linux can be custom-built and tweaked down to the very last bit. In reality, a first-time Linux user wants to grab an install CD, get a working desktop, and do their own thing from there. Lots of Linux distributions make claims about being easy to use, fast, or stable, but what does that mean for a non-programmer trying out a Linux system for the first time? Today we're taking a look at the real differences between three popular distributions of open-source software, and offering our readers their chance to weigh in on why they like their own particular open-source OS.
This week's release of the Fedora 9 Linux distribution makes putting a full-fledged desktop on a portable USB thumb drive a three-click affair. Even better, you don't need Linux installed to create it, you can leave the data on your thumb drive untouched, and any files you create or settings you tweak remain in place the next time you boot up. After the jump, let's create a fully-functional desktop-to-go using a simple Windows program and a 1GB or larger thumb drive.