Fedora is counting 11

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Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.

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Fedora 11 Alpha ready for the next step

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The Fedora project is proud to present the availability of Fedora 11 (Leonidas) Alpha. Now is the time to test, now is the time to improve.
The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community to become involved with testing Fedora 11 by way of Rawhide:
Alpha represents a sanitized snapshot of rawhide, Fedora’s development branch, which undergoes rapid changes before becoming the next major release.

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Fedora 10 Released – Download Cambridge from Torrents

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Fedora 10 (Cambridge) is shaping up quite nicely, and runs really fast. Released today the latest version v10 after six month of hard work.

Fedora is a ?Linux based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. We strongly believe in the bedrock principles that created all the components of our operating system, and because of this we guarantee that Fedora will always be free for anybody, anywhere, to use, modify and distribute.

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Fedora 9

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Fedora 9 has been released: “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….” See the formal press release and read the comprehensive release notes for more information. Download the installable live CD images from here: Fedora-9-i686-Live.iso (691MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-i686-Live-KDE.iso (691MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-x86_64-Live.iso (693MB, SHA1, torrent), Fedora-9-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (695MB, SHA1, torrent).

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Fedora 8 officially released

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I’m wearing a very special hat today to celebrate the official release of Fedora 8, the latest version of the community-driven Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat. Codenamed Werewolf, this release serves up some very impressive new features and includes a new visual style.

One of the most impressive new features included in Fedora 8 is the PulseAudio sound daemon, which will allow users to set the volume for each application individually, move streams between devices, redirect audio streams to other computers on the local network, and much more. When we looked at PulseAudio last month when it was officially proposed for inclusion in GNOME 2.22, we said that it would bring a next-generation audio experience the Linux desktop. Fedora 8 is one of the first distribution to use PulseAudio by default. One might say that it’s a sound investment.

The Fedora development community has traditionally declined to include codecs for proprietary encumbered multimedia formats in the distribution for legal and ideological reasons, encouraging users to adopt open formats like Ogg Vorbis and Theora instead. That hasn’t changed in Fedora 8, but the new Codeina utility (don’t call it Codec Buddy) will now make it possible for users to legally purchase support for proprietary formats directly from Fluendo. This is different from Ubuntu’s codec installation tool, which will allow the user to install infringing open-source codecs for free that may not be legal to use in certain countries. Continue reading

Red Hat’s Fedora 8 hope: An all-purpose Linux foundation

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Over the years, Red Hat’s Fedora has made a name for itself as a version of Linux for enthusiasts, developers, and those who want to try the latest thing in open-source software. But a curious feature of the new version 8, released Thursday, is the ability to strip out the Fedora identity altogether.

The reason: Red Hat wants Fedora to be a foundation for those who want to build their own Linux products on a Fedora foundation. With Fedora 8, that’s easier, because all the Fedora-specific elements are wrapped up into one neatly optional package, said project leader Max Spevack.

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