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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].

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing

Contributing Writer: Jason Brooks

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/

Ten years of Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Henrik Heigl posted [1]:

"[...]Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 was the first product in the RHEL line; it was released ten years ago, shortly after Red Hat Linux (RHL) 7.3. One-and-a-half years later, RHL 7.3 died and was reborn in Fedora <http://fedoraproject.org/>, a community project founded and sponsored by Red Hat that has provided the basis for RHEL ever since.[...]"

The full article is available [2].

  1. http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/marketing/2012-May/014299.html
  2. http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Ten-years-of-Red-Hat-Enterprise-Linux-1577126.html

Fedora 17 & GNOME 3.4: Return to a useful Linux desktop

In a brief ZDNet review, Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols offers faint praise for Fedora 17:

"GNOME 3.2, which was Fedora 16’s desktop, was dreadful. You don’t have to trust me on that though, just ask Linus Torvalds, Linux’s founder. He hated GNOME 3.2.

"That was then. This is now. Fedora 17, with the ungainly name Beefy Miracle-no I’m not making that up, that really is its name-is now in late beta and it’s much better than it was."

The full article is available [1].

  1. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/open-source/fedora-17-gnome-34-return-to-a-useful-linux-desktop-review/10975

Fedora 17 won't be released until 29 May

"The Fedora Project has pushed back the release of the Fedora 17 Linux distribution by a week, from 22 May to 29 May. The main reason is that the project wants to take care of four bugs classified as blockers in the current release candidates; if possible, the developers will also use the extra time to fix a dozen other problems."

The full article is available [1].

  1. http://www.h-online.com/open/news/item/Fedora-17-won-t-be-released-until-29-May-1578843.html

Fedora 18 Approves Controversial Feature

"At the FESCo meeting on Monday, aside from Fedora reaffirmining their commitment towards the GCC compiler, the FESCo members also approved some new features for Fedora 18. One of the approved features [procps-ng] has already sparked the grievance of Lennart Poettering."

The full article is available [1].

  1. http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=MTEwMzQ