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01.14.14

Indebted to Fedora, the GNU/Linux Factory

Posted in GNU/Linux, Red Hat at 1:29 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The contributions of Fedora to GNU/Linux put in some proper perspective

WHILE it is possible that Korora is better than Fedora, no project other than Debian contributes so much to GNU/Linux. Fedora is a contributions leader and its steward, Red Hat, employs a huge number of GNU/Linux developers.

A GTK3 version of Firefox is now coming through Fedora [1], a the aforementioned UX designer for GNOME is said to be working for Red Hat/Fedora [2], Fedora targets/tackles System z 64-bit [3] (kernel feature), and Fedora 21 has a lot of promise [4] (it is scheduled to be released later than expected [5,6]). Fedora is strong when it comes to hardware [7,8], software/repositories [9,10], and of course package/software management [11,12]. Fedora/Red Hat employed the inventor of Yum until he died and Yum got renamed.

To speak negatively about Fedora is to basically forget who it is that puts a lot of effort (and investment) into GNU/Linux development. Ubuntu (of Canonical), by contrast, mostly gets credit for gaining market share.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. GTK3 Version Of Firefox Up For Fedora Testing

    It’s taking a long time of the GTK3 port of Mozilla Firefox to be completed, but it’s now been made a bit easier for those wanting to test out GTK3 Firefox on Fedora Linux.

  2. openSUSE Forum Back, Allan Day Interview, and Fedora Tidbits

    Allan Day, UX Designer on GNOME for Red Hat, has given an interview to Steven Ovadia over at My Linux Rig. Fedora’s Program Manager blogged on the upcoming Fedora 21 release cycle.

  3. Fedora 20 Officially Released for IBM System z 64-Bit

    Dan Horák has announced on January 8 that the Fedora 20 (Heisenbug) Linux operating system is now available for download for the IBM System z (s390x) 64-bit systems.

  4. Nameless Fedora 21 Linux Is an Opportunity for Growth

    Typically, Red Hat’s Fedora Linux distribution has two colorfully named releases a year, but that likely won’t be the case in 2014. However, that’s no reason for concern.
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  5. Fedora 21 Won’t Be Released Before August
  6. Where’s Fedora 21 schedule?

    Is Fedora 21 going to be released in the old model way, or new one? Hard to answer right now. But there’s one date – F21 is not going to be released earlier than in August (and I’d say late August). See FESCo ticket. What’s the reason? As otherwise we would try to hit May timeframe? Short answe: we want to give the opportunity to the teams that are smashed by release windmills to work on tooling.

  7. AMD Radeon R9 270 in Fedora 20 experience

    A week ago I’ve bough MSI Radeon R9 270 GAMING 2G. It’s an upper mid-range card and most new games should run on it reasonably well on high details. In Fedora there are two choices – you can either use the default open-source radeonsi driver, or you can install proprietary catalyst driver. I have tried general system functionality and also a lot of games (through Steam) on both drivers.

  8. Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora 20 Benchmarks
  9. Fedora Utils: An overview

    I was a happy Ubuntu user, until Gnome Shell arrived! It was new, it was shiny. And it provided all those things that I needed. I mostly used the compiz expo plugin to switch between tasks. I would set-up my top-left corner as a hot corner to trigger expo and use docky for my favourite apps. When I tried Gnome Shell 3.2, it was quite similar, expect the dock was on left. But that didn’t hamper my experience. I initially used docky and awn, but finally got rid of it.

  10. EPEL 7 Development
  11. Fedora’s Yum Replacement Ready For User Testing

    DNF, the next-generation yum package manager spearheaded by the Fedora project, is now ready for end-user testing ahead of its expected use out-of-the-box by Fedora 22.

  12. Fedora Users Still Have Mixed Feelings Over DNF

    While DNF isn’t the default package manager on Fedora Linux installations until at least Fedora 22, there’s still many mixed reservations about this intended replacement to Yum.

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