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Fedora In the News

In this section, we cover news from the trade press and elsewhere that is re-posted to the Fedora Marketing list[1].

Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks

Fedora 17 Beta

Karin Bakis posted[1] a batch of stories covering the Fedora 17 beta release:

"The Fedora Project has announced the release of the first and only beta version of Fedora 17, the final version of which is due for publication on 22 May. The beta implements all major changes in full, including the 'UsrMove' modification to filesystem structure, which will result in all applications and libraries being stored in subdirectories of /usr/." (The H)

The coverage includes articles from The H[2], Linux Today[3], PC World[4], Internet News[5]and DistroWatch[6].

Additional Fedora 17 beta release coverage in German, posted[7] by Henrik Heigl, includes stories from Golem[8], Heise[9], Linux Magazin[10] and Pressebox[11].

Review: Beefy Fedora could use a dash of miracle whip

Jason Brooks posted[1]:

"While Fedora 17 is certainly beefy, what's been delivered with this first and only beta is not particularly miraculous.

"Among the more noticeable changes is GNOME 3.4, the latest version of the GNOME 3 desktop. While the Fedora DVD still ships with a variety of desktops, the live CD defaults to GNOME and for some time now Fedora has served as a showcase for the development of GNOME 3."

The full review is available [2].

HealthCheck Fedora: Where's the beef?

Jason Brooks posted[1] a lengthy (2,800 word) take on Fedora and its history from The H:

"To the right kind of user, with imagination and adventure to spare, Fedora is a thing of wonder. And for other users there are Fedora spins which give a different set of perspectives for those with specialised tastes and preferences. The value of Fedora to ordinary users is that it doesn't stand still, and each new release brings new possibilities."

The full article is available[2].