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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].

Will Fedora End Linux Distro Naming?

Jason Brooks posted[1]:

"Linux distro names started to get 'weird' when Ubuntu arrived on the scenes with Weirdly Wacky African-inspired Animal names. Other distros, notably Fedora have taken a more democratic approach where community members vote on the release name, but that could soon change.

'This cycle, the Board is also asking contributors to let us know if we should continue to have release names for future Fedora releases,' Fedora developer Toshio Kuratomi wrote."

The full article is available [2].

Five Best Linux Distributions

Jason Brooks posted[1] the results of a recent Lifehacker reader poll:

"Fedora updates every six months, much like some of the other popular distros, but you'll find the community behind Fedora tends to stay on the cutting edge when it comes to platform updates, driver updates, and application updates. it's fast and it's stable—but be ready to start troubleshooting when something you've just installed breaks down."

The full article is available[2].