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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 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
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 - Add A Comment
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 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 - Add A Comment
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 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 - Add A Comment
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
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
Wayland-Based Hawaii Desktop Planned For Fedora 22

With the upcoming Fedora 20 release there is an early tech preview experience of Wayland with the GNOME Shell. Already expressed as a possibility is having Wayland be the default display server over the X11/X.Org with Fedora 21 about six months later, but there's now already talk of another Wayland-based desktop coming around Fedora 22.

9 October 2013 - Hawaii Fedora 22 - 5 Comments
DNF Package Manager Yum-Replacement Moves Ahead

Talked about last year prior to the introduction of Fedora 18 was DNF, a new experimental RPM package manager to replace Yum. DNF has been bundled as an experimental option that can live in parallel to Yum, but there hasn't been too much to report on the project as of late, except today they're out with a new release.

16 September 2013 - DNF / Yum - 15 Comments
Fedora 20 Alpha RC1 Can Now Be Tested

The Fedora 20 Alpha release is scheduled to happen on 17 September, but if you're excited about Fedora 20, you can now help by testing the first release candidate of the first development release for Heisenbug.

11 September 2013 - Fedora 20 Alpha RC1 - 11 Comments
Fedora 20 Moves Ahead With Wayland Tech Preview

If all goes according to plan by Red Hat engineers operating in conjunction with Intel, Fedora 20 will be the first tier-one Linux distribution with decent support for Wayland and a usable desktop environment having its own compositor.

9 September 2013 - Fedora 20 - 119 Comments
Fedora Flock Presentation Recap

Happening this past weekend was Flock, the new Fedora Contributor Conference. Flock is a new take on Fedora's FUDCon conference from the past. For those that couldn't make it out to Charleston, South Carolina, there's slides and video recordings from the Fedora / open-source presentations.

12 August 2013 - Fedora Flock - 2 Comments

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