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Fedora, Linux and Stuff :: 2005 :: November

Archive for November, 2005

Fedora Core 5 Test 1 Released

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

The Fedora Team has released the first test release of the upcoming Fedora Core 5 (FC5).
Notable Features of FC5 Test1
* Modular X.org
* Vastly improved Asian language input support with SCIM
* Kernel based on 2.6.15-rc1-git3
* GCC 4.0.2
* GNOME 2.12
* KDE 3.4.92
* Xen 3.0 snapshot for i386
* Improved Open Source Java including
gcj, classpath, tomcat, jonas, eclipse, and […]

Using Alternate Compilers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

Users of Fedora Core 4, SuSE 10.0 and other distributions with GCC v4 may have found some open source softwares may not compile properly. Using alternate compilers may resolve the problem. FC4 also ships with GCC v3.2. There are many ways to specify alternate compilers during the build process, below are some ways.
Environment Variables
Most softwares […]

Evaluating New Linux Distributions

Wednesday, November 9th, 2005

For Linux and Open Source in general, choice has always been abundant. However in both the Linux Server market and to a degree in the Linux “Desktop” market only a few major distributions have taken most attention. In my (future) spare time, I plan on evaluating new Linux distributions to see how well they compare […]

CentOS 4.1 Quick Examination

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005

Since Redhat stopped supporting their commercially available Linux distribution, they moved to an Enterprise Linux Server (RHEL) and left everyone else to use a community effort (Fedora Core). Considering the cost of RHEL, the source packages were recompiled and redistributed. The resulting CentOS is a free binary compatible distribution of RHEL without the proprietary Redhat […]