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There's a lively discussion taking place right now between Fedora developers and other contributors that concerns the MATE desktop environment, which is the fork of the GNOME2 desktop. Review requests have begun for MATE packages in Fedora and the question has been raised whether this desktop alternative could be a feature of Fedora 17 or Fedora 18, but not everyone is happy.
9 December 2011 - Discussion - 38 Comments
There's an active discussion on the Fedora mailing list concerning a "software center" for Fedora Linux.
26 November 2011 - The Need? - 53 Comments
Red Hat and the Fedora Project community this morning have officially announced the release of Fedora 16. This release, which is codenamed "Verne", offers up a significant number of original improvements in the Linux desktop and server space.
8 November 2011 - Verne Codename - 9 Comments
Besides the Ubuntu Developer Summit taking place last week in Orlando, happening halfway around the world was FUDCon India 2011. This event in Pune, India was another Fedora conference for users and developers.
7 November 2011 - FUDCon 2011
For those that were concerned about Fedora 17 being codenamed the Beefy Miracle, fear not as Ubuntu has your back... At least Canonical's community manager, Jono Bacon, is in support of this next-generation Fedora codename.
4 November 2011 - Screenshots - 3 Comments
While the Ubuntu Developer Summit is happening right now in the United States, over in India there is FUDCon, the Fedora conference.
4 November 2011 - FUDCon India - 7 Comments
There's some great news today: it's now possible to run the GNOME Shell with Mutter but not having to rely upon any GPU hardware driver! Software rendering is now working with GNOME Shell rather than any fall-back thanks to improvements with Gallium3D's LLVMpipe.
3 November 2011 - YES! - 18 Comments
Following a delay of a few days due to un-cleared blocker bugs, Fedora 16 Final Release Candidate 1 was made available on Saturday morning for those interested in testing the Verne release.
29 October 2011 - Weekend Release - 3 Comments
In wake of Kernel.org, The Linux Foundation, and WineHQ being compromised, the Fedora Project has mandated new security changes.
12 October 2011 - Fedora Project - 14 Comments
Last week Mark Shuttleworth announced Ubuntu 12.04 LTS would be codenamed Precise Pangolin while this evening Red Hat's Jared Smith has announced the codename for Fedora 17, which will be released around the same time next spring.
10 October 2011 - Beefy Miracle - 5 Comments
Yesterday there was the announcement by Mark Shuttleworth that Ubuntu 12.04 is codenamed Precise Pangolin. But what will its friendly competition be called? The voting is taking place right now for the Fedora 17 codename. Beefy Miracle is again a contender for the next release of this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
6 October 2011 - Fedora - 1 Comment
Fedora 16 Alpha was released back in August, but today it has been replaced by Fedora 16 Beta.
4 October 2011 - New Features - 11 Comments
It's time for Fedora contributors to go crazy again... a.k.a. Red Hat is looking for codename proposals for Fedora 17, which will be their first community Linux release in 2012 to succeed the soon-to-be-released Fedora 16. Here's some of the names that have been proposed thus far.
13 September 2011 - Codenames - 7 Comments
The Fedora Project is having another Graphics Test Week. This time around it's for testing the Intel, Nouveau, and Radeon drivers for the forthcoming Fedora 16 release.
7 September 2011 - Another Test Week - 2 Comments
Fedora 16 (codenamed Verne) Alpha has been released today. This is the first official development snapshot for the popular Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
23 August 2011 - New Fedora
While it originally appeared that Fedora 16 would be the first major distribution (besides possibly counting MeeGo) to switch to Btrfs as the default Linux file-system, that's not going to happen. Fedora 16 will continue defaulting to EXT4 and it will not be until Fedora 17 now that Btrfs will be the Fedora file-system default.
8 August 2011 - Problems - 11 Comments
Fedora 16 (codenamed Verne) is set to be released at the end of October while the software string freeze and alpha change deadline just passed this week, with the only alpha release being scheduled to take place in mid-August. Fedora 16 is set to continue in Red Hat's tradition of contributing real innovations to the Linux stack, with some of the new Verne features being talked about in this posting.
4 August 2011 - Verne - 21 Comments
Yesterday we shared that Fedora 16 may use the Btrfs file-system by default on new installations. Beyond switching from EXT4 to Btrfs, there are also many other changes planned for this next release of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
10 June 2011 - Beyond Btrfs - 7 Comments
At long last, the Btrfs file-system is about to see some wide-scale deployments. While this next-generation Linux file-system has been an installation option in Fedora, Ubuntu, and others going back for several releases now, with Fedora 16 it may become the default file-system.
9 June 2011 - On New Installs - 25 Comments
Fedora 15 has just been released! Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distribution shipping with the GNOME 3.0 Shell by default, and as usual, has a host of other Linux innovations.
24 May 2011 - It's Here! - 32 Comments
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