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Beefy Miracle Is Now Lean Enough For ARM Release

The general availability release of Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" for ARM hardware is now available.
20 June 2012 - Fedora 17 - 3 Comments

Fedora 18 Will Preview A New Package Manager

During today's FESCo meeting, the engineering and steering committee approved a number of new features for Fedora 18, a.k.a. the Spherical Cow.
18 June 2012 - Approved - 56 Comments

Fedora Discussion: "ARM Is A Dead End"

From time-to-time unique/crazy/odd discussions get born on the Fedora development mailing list -- such as talking nasty about Ubuntu's Unity, trying to make Fedora a rolling-release distribution, etc. The latest discussion that's been very active has been about whether ARM hardware is a dead-end.
15 June 2012 - Flame Bait - 52 Comments

Fedora 17: Beefier Than Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

Proper and extensive benchmarks of Fedora 17 against Ubuntu 12.04 LTS are forthcoming, but here's a preview of some results.
8 June 2012 - Let's See - 35 Comments

Booting Fedora 17 In Less Than Three Seconds

It's possible to optimize the Fedora 17 boot process to boot the system in less than three seconds. One developer went from a boot time of 15 seconds down to just 2.5 seconds.
31 May 2012 - Tweaks - 13 Comments

Fedora 17 Released With Its Quirky Announcement

As expected, Fedora 17 was officially released today.
29 May 2012 - It's Here - 4 Comments

Today Is Fedora's Beefy Miracle Day (F17 Release)

Fedora 17, the Beefy Miracle, will be released today.
29 May 2012 - Fedora 17 - 4 Comments

Fedora's Hot Dog Marketing Strategy

With Fedora 17 having the codename of the Beefy Miracle, this week at LinuxTag in Berlin they're luring in new users with hot dogs. Meanwhile, the German-based openSUSE project continues to attract new followers with their beer.
24 May 2012 - Fedora 17 - 4 Comments

Fedora 17 For ARM Goes Into Beta

While Fedora 17 should be released next week, the ARM version is lagging behind and has just reached its own beta milestone.
24 May 2012 - Fedora 17 ARM - 1 Comment

Fedora 18 Approves Controversial Feature

At the FESCo meeting on Monday, aside from Fedora reaffirmining their commitment towards the GCC compiler, the FESCo members also approved some new features for Fedora 18. One of the approved features has already sparked the grievance of Lennart Poettering.
15 May 2012 - procps-ng - 7 Comments

Fedora To Remain Monogamist Towards GCC

While FreeBSD 10 is preparing to fully switch to LLVM's Clang compiler and deprecate GCC, don't expect such a compiler change to happen in the Fedora camp in the foreseeable future. Fedora engineers have issued a statement reaffirming their commitment to GCC and stance on "alternative compilers" within this Red Hat distribution.
15 May 2012 - No Alternative Compiler - 16 Comments

Fedora 18 To Get User Mode Migration, Xfce 4.10

While Ubuntu developers were listening to Mark Shuttleworth talk about Ubuntu 12.10, also happening at the same time was a Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee meeting within the Fedora / Red Hat world. A new set of features were approved today for the Spherical Cow.
7 May 2012 - Approved - 7 Comments

Fedora 18 Is Codenamed The Spherical Cow

Going up against Ubuntu 12.10's Quantal Quetzal will be Fedora 18, which is being developed under the codename of Spherical Cow.
1 May 2012 - Spherical Cow - 12 Comments

Fedora 18 Might Be A Frankfurter Or Spherical Cow

After Red Hat Legal caused a delay in the Fedora 18 code-naming process, the list of possible code-names for this "Beefy Miracle" successor have been narrowed down to eight. As expected by now, all of the names are quite peculiar and the Fedora board is trying to decide whether to even continue this code-naming process.
19 April 2012 - Fedora 18 - 15 Comments

Fedora 17 Beefy Miracle Goes Into Beta

The Beefy Miracle, a.k.a. Fedora 17, had its delayed beta release this morning.
17 April 2012 - Fedora 17 - 10 Comments

Fedora 17 Continues In The Tradition Of Delays

Another go/no-go meeting was held today within Red Hat's Fedora camp and they have decided to push back the beta release of the Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" by another week, which is now pushing back all other F17 milestone targets by an additional week, including the final release.
5 April 2012 - Beefy Miracle - 6 Comments

Fedora 18 Will Go For Tmpfs

Fedora 18 will look to use tmpfs for its /tmp directory, after the feature proposal was approved today by the Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee.
2 April 2012 - Fedora 18 - 29 Comments

Fedora Needs Your Help Hitting On GNOME Software Rendering

If you have a few minutes to spare today, the Fedora developers have organized a test day where they're looking for users with either no Linux graphics driver support (or just troubled drivers) to try their systems with a new spin of Fedora 17 that's taking advantage of Gallium3D LLVMpipe-powered software rendering for the GNOME Shell.
29 March 2012 - LLVMpipe - 6 Comments

Fedora Is Still Unsure About ARM Support

While Ubuntu support for ARM hardware is in great shape with Canonical investing significantly in the rapidly-growing ARM-based mobile market and the to-be-growing ARM server-space, plus other Linux distributions taking on ARM, official support for Fedora on ARM hasn't been quick to come by. In fact, Fedora developers still remain unconvinced about taking on ARM as a primary architecture.
27 March 2012 - Fedora Linux - 5 Comments

Will H.264 Codec Support Come To Fedora? Nope.

Following Mozilla's decision this week to support H.264 via system codecs in Firefox, it's been brought up within the Fedora camp whether H.264 support will finally be instated. To no surprise, don't be holding your breath waiting on H.264 within the Fedora repository.
21 March 2012 - Fedora H.264 - 82 Comments

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