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Fedora Core 6 Released

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

After some rather clunky Test releases, buggy installers and 3 delays, Fedora Core 6 “Zod” is finally released!
The full list of features can be found on the FC6 Release Summary.
Please download using the official mirror list or through Bittorrent. The release notes give a comprehensive list of changes. There is also a Fedora Core 6 […]

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 Released

Thursday, September 14th, 2006

The third and final beta for the upcoming Fedora Core 6 has been made available. Although typically reserved for more experienced testers, the test releases lately have been become more widely used. Improving the quality of the distribution.
The notable features in FC6-Test3 are:

Support for installation from multiple repositories at install-time, including access to […]

Fedora Core 6 Test 2 Release

Monday, August 7th, 2006

The second beta for Fedora Core 6 (FC6-Test2) is available for testers and users alike. While FC6-Test1 was made available last June, there was not a significant set of improvements over the FC5 release.
The notable issues in FC6-Test2 are:

All packages recompiled (minus Thunderbird)
Introduction of DT_GU_HASH, a far more efficient symbol lookup table for dynamic linking. […]

Fedora Core 5 Released

Monday, March 20th, 2006

Fedora Core 5 “Bordeaux” is officially released! Please download using the official mirror list or through Bittorrent. The release notes give a comprehensive list of changes. There is also a Fedora Core 5 Tour with some media. Additionally there are some screenshots courtesy of OSdir.
As a warning to early adopters: Some issues in the kernel […]

Fedora Core 5 Delayed

Friday, March 10th, 2006

According to the Fedora-testing mailing list, Fedora Core 5 will be delayed till March 20.
Due to circumstances outside of our control, we’re going to be unable to keep to the scheduled date of March 15th for the release of FC5 and instead are going to have to make the release date Monday, March 20th. While […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Review

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

This is my personal basic evaluation of Fedora Core 5 Test 3 (FC5-test3). Since I had recently installed and tested FC5-test2, most of my observations will be based on the differences between these 2 beta releases. Upon initial investigation there are not significant changes since the last test release.
Installer
I installed using the ISO images […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 3 Released

Monday, February 20th, 2006

The third and final beta release for Fedora Core 5 has been announced. The Bittorrent is available, however I don’t see the main FTP or any release notes available yet. (Other mirrors do work).
Highlights include:

Package selection within the installer has been reenabled.
Rebuilt again on later gcc4.1 snapshot for performance and security
Hibernate should be functional on […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Review

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Using a template for distribution evaluation, I have installed and tested FC5-test2. Unfortunately since I did not install FC5-test1 due to installer limitations, I cannot compare this with test1. However, from what I’ve seen so far it seems much better than the poorly created FC4.
Installer
I chose to install using the install from ISO images on […]