The Fedora option
Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 31 May 2007 12:01

... With MS Vista languishing on the side lines waiting for someone to notice and possibly use it... More than a few are looking toward Fedora 7 as a possible alternative to MS insistence that we "Do it your way."

 Can Fedora 7 deliver us from Linux-isms that have plagued the MS user wishing to find a workable alternative? For most  spending a decade in the Linux school of consumer frustration is not an option. So is this the One? It might be, at lest for some...

Fedora 7 released
ARS Technica
By Ryan Paul | Published: May 31, 2007 - 08:02AM CT

Fedora 7, the latest version of the popular community-driven Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat, was released this morning. This is the first Fedora release to incorporate and unify both the Core and Extra platform components, thus obviating the need for the traditional inclusion of the word "Core" in the distribution's name. This is also the first release to be constructed with Fedora's new build system, which will vastly simplify development of custom versions and derivatives.

"Beyond the usual set of upstream changes and improvements, our latest release is by far the most exciting and flexible to date," comments Fedora Project leader Max Spevack. "With our new open-source build process, our community of contributors will enjoy much greater influence and authority in advancing Fedora. The ability to create appliances to suit very particular user needs is incredibly powerful."

Fedora 7 features the latest versions of many popular open-source software programs, including GNOME 2.18, KDE 3.5.6, Xorg 7.3, and version 2.6.21 of the Linux kernel, with integrated KVM virtualization support. The inclusion of Xorg 7.3 is particularly exciting, because it brings extremely comprehensive support for display hot-plugging, a much-anticipated feature that will hopefully eliminate the need for the frustrating Xorg configuration tweaking typically required for multiple monitor configurations and projector support.... More


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