Fedora 7


Fedora 7 is out now, Fedora 5 just went into unspported mode, and it’s time to start rolling the Fedora 6 systems on to Fedora 7. For those how might not know about Fedora:

The Fedora Project is a collection of projects sponsored by Red Hat (http://redhat.com) and developed as a partnership between the open source community and Red Hat engineers. The goal of Fedora is the rapid progress of free and open source software and content. Public forums. Open processes. Rapid innovation. Meritocracy and transparency. All in pursuit of the best operating system and platform that free software (http://www.fsf.org/licensing/essays/free-sw.html) can provide. The operating system is Fedora. It comes out twice a year or so. It’s completely Free, and we’re committed to keeping it that way. It’s the best combination of robust and latest software that exists in the Free software world. The mindset is Doing the Right Thing. To us, that means providing Free and open source software, at no cost, freely usable, modifiable, redistributable, and unencumbered by software patents.

We run a good number of systems at CCIM on Fedora (including this server). Yesterday (July 4), I upgraded my home desktop. It was a successful upgrade and bodes well for server upgrades over the next few weeks.

3 Replies to “Fedora 7”

  1. Steve, this is the first time that I’ve read about Fedora. Is the benefit the software that comes along with Fedora? Could you please explain how a commercial re practitioner or someone associated with CCIM would be able to benefit? I’m also curious if you need an Apple to work with the software? Thanks!

    Daniel Del Real

  2. Daniel: Fedora is a Linux distribution and is most often considered the development branch of Red Hat Linux, one of the most popular Linux distros. It runs on Intel and Power PC processors, so you can run it on any PC or any Mac.

    I suspect most practitioners would prefer to stay in the Windows or MacOS world because they’re pretty much tied to Microsoft products. However, of one gets tired of Microsoft or finds oneself in a place without it, Linux is a viable alternative. It also excels (no pun intended) as an operating system for web and mail servers.

  3. That sounds interesting…I agree that it probably makes sense for me to stay within the windows operating system because of the software products but I’m going to keep a look out for information on Linux. Maybe It’ll make sense later! Thanks for the information.

    Daniel Del Real

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