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Fedora Core 5 Test 2 Released

Monday, January 16th, 2006

The second beta for Fedora Core 5 is available for download and testing. The bittorrent page is updated as well as the main Fedora download page.
I do not think the main Release Notes have been updated yet, but some of the release highlights include:

A completely revamped look and feel including a bubbly new theme, […]

Fedora Core 5 Test 2 postponed till January

Monday, December 19th, 2005

Due to an upgrade in GCC, the next test release of Fedora Core 5 will be pushed back a few weeks. Personally, I planned on using the holidays to test it, but I do not think that will be an option.
From the fedora-devel mailing list:
Ok, it won’t be a full month, but due to the […]

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 […]

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 […]