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Fedora's Yum Replacement Ready For User Testing

DNF, the next-generation yum package manager spearheaded by the Fedora project, is now ready for end-user testing ahead of its expected use out-of-the-box by Fedora 22.
2 January 2014 - Fedora DNF Yum - 15 Comments

Fedora 21 Likely Switching To Hawkey Package Management

With Fedora 20 out the door, the latest feature to talk about for Fedora 21 is that they will be switching over to the Hawkey package management library.
18 December 2013 - Fedora 21 Feature - 3 Comments

Fedora 20 Officially Released

Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" has been officially released today after being challenged by multiple delays but bringing with it many new features.
17 December 2013 - Fedora 20 Release - 42 Comments

Fedora 20 Will Be Released Next Week

After being pressed by repeated delays Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" has been given the go-ahead to be officially released next week.
12 December 2013 - Fedora 20 - 29 Comments

Fedora Decides On Headless Java, Third-Party Repos

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee is back in the season of evaluating features for the next Fedora Linux release.
11 December 2013 - Fedora 21 Features - 5 Comments

Fedora 20 Ends Up With Yet Another Delay

Delays are very common within the Fedora camp and while the Fedora developers had preemptively moved up the final release after a number of one-week delays already got into the schedule, it was decided yesterday to push back the final release by one week.
6 December 2013 - Release Delayed - 1 Comment

DNF - Next-Gen Yum Supports Plug-Ins, New Features

DNF 0.4.9 has been released as the latest version of the open-source Fedora-focused package management solution poised to eventually replace yum for Red Hat package management needs.
3 December 2013 - DNF 0.4.9 Release

Exciting Features For Fedora 20 "Heisenbug"

Assuming there's no major last minute snafus, Fedora 20 will be released in two week's time. Due to the multiple delays that hit Fedora 20 and not all features being completed in time, here's a look at some of the most exciting features that were finished and will be found in this next major release of the Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.
30 November 2013 - Fedora 20 Linux - 13 Comments

Fedora Will Better Secure Its Packages

The Fedora Engineering and Steering Committee (FESCo) has voted in favor of making a change to its packaging system that affects the compiler flags for how the RPM packages are built and will further improve the security of Fedora packages.
28 November 2013 - -Werror=format-security - 1 Comment

Fedora 20 GNOME Bug Could Reveal Your Password

There's a peculiar new bug affecting the soon-to-be-released Fedora 20 that could reveal a user's password when switching between users with the GNOME desktop.
26 November 2013 - Fedora 20 GNOME Bug - 30 Comments

Fedora 20 Beta Is Finally Out & With Great Features

While it's been challenged by delays, Fedora 20 "Heisenbug" Beta was released today. Fedora 20 hopes to ship officially next month and this is one of the last chances to test out this next Fedora Linux release to make a meaningful difference in tracking down any lingering bugs.
12 November 2013 - Fedora 20 Beta - 15 Comments

Fedora 21 Aims For Great OpenCL Support

If the next few months weren't already proving to be exciting enough for Linux fans with the many Linux 3.13 kernel features to come, continued open-source GPU driver improvements, more Linux improvements as a result of Valve's Linux gaming push, and Wayland beginning to take shape (on non-Ubuntu distributions), there's even more. Fedora 21 is aiming to be the first tier-one Linux distribution with "out of the box" OpenCL support.
7 November 2013 - Fedora 21 - 4 Comments

Fedora Is Testing Out KDE 4.11 Tomorrow

Tomorrow is a Fedora KDE Test Day as developers and users look out for bugs in KDE Plasma Workspace 4.11 ahead of next month's Fedora 20 release.
6 November 2013 - Fedora 20 - 1 Comment

Fedora Project Turns Ten Years Old

While we're celebrating today the Steam Linux client turning one year old since Valve's external beta program, the Fedora Project is also celebrating today but its ten year birthday.
6 November 2013 - Fedora 10

Fedora 20 Has Been Delayed Yet Again

The release of Fedora 20 has been delayed by another week -- both the due-out beta and the final release -- over unresolved bugs.
1 November 2013 - Fedora 20 - 23 Comments

Fedora 20 Beta vs. Ubuntu 13.10 Benchmarks

With the upcoming Fedora 20 Beta, after I ran new Wayland GNOME Shell benchmarks I proceeded to run some initial tests comparing the performance with the latest Fedora 20 packages as of yesterday to Ubuntu 13.10.
29 October 2013 - Linux Benchmarks - 13 Comments

Fedora 21 Drops Support For A Bunch Of Old GPUs

While Fedora 20 isn't going to be released until at least December, changes are already ongoing for its successor, Fedora 21. This first major Fedora Linux release of 2014 will abandon support for quite a few older graphics processors.
25 October 2013 - Fedora 21 - 62 Comments

Another Delay Hits Fedora 20's Development

The Fedora 20 Beta and final releases have been delayed by an additional week now due to unresolved blocker bugs.
24 October 2013 - Fedora 20 Beta - 2 Comments

Fedora Still Working Towards Python 3 By Default

While Python 3.0 was released at the end of 2008, due to its backwards-incompatibility, Python 2 is still the default Python implementation on Fedora. Fortunately, FESCo approved today that for Fedora 21 or 22 the switch will be made to Python 3.x by default.
23 October 2013 - Python 3 - 15 Comments

Ubuntu 13.10 vs. Fedora Linux CPU Benchmarks

A few days back I shared OpenGL benchmarks of Fedora 19, Fedora 20, Ubuntu 13.04, and Ubuntu 13.10. For those not interested in the CPU performance of these four Linux distributions, those results are now available.
9 October 2013 - CPU Benchmarks - 2 Comments

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