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12.09.13

Fedora 20 About a Week Away

Posted in GNU/Linux, Red Hat at 4:04 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Fedora’s latest release is just around the corner (released scheduled for December 17th)

WHILE some choose to debate whether Fedora 19 or its derivatives should be considered better [1], others notice that Fedora 20 is almost out [2] but continuously delayed [3]. DNF [4] and other nice features [5,6] may accompany future releases, including 20.

I still remember the first release of Fedora. I was a Ph.D. student at the time and our Computer Science department was debating whether to standardise on SUSE or on Fedora. I am glad Fedora won and to this very date Fedora is installed on almost every computer at the School of Computer Science at Manchester University. Names aside, Fedora is awesome as it strives to make more proprietary components free, especially hardware drivers.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Fedora 19 vs Korora 19: which is the best distro for you?

    Although Fedora 19 and Korora 19 are genetically identical, we admit it’s a little unfair to pit these distros against each other. Fedora is more than an OS: it’s an ecosystem and caters to a wide spectrum of users. On the other hand, Korora is just one branch of that ecosystem that has been pruned and cultivated to serve one section of Fedora users: the everyday desktop user.

  2. Fedora 20 delayed till December 17
  3. Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay
  4. DNF – Next-Gen Yum Supports Plug-Ins, New Features

    DNF 0.4.9 has been released as the latest version of the open-source Fedora-focused package management solution poised to eventually replace yum for Red Hat package management needs.

  5. Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages
  6. Exciting Features For Fedora 20 “Heisenbug”

    Assuming there’s no major last minute snafus, Fedora 20 will be released in two week’s time. Due to the multiple delays that hit Fedora 20 and not all features being completed in time, here’s a look at some of the most exciting features that were finished and will be found in this next major release of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

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