Friday, April 17, 2009
Another interesting Linux Disctibution is Fedora. According the Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, Fedora is:
an RPM-based, general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat. Fedora's mission statement is: "Fedora is about the rapid progress of Free and Open Source software."
One of Fedora's main objectives is not only to contain free and open source software, but also to be on the leading edge of such technologies Fedora developers prefer to make upstream changes instead of applying fixes specifically for Fedora—this ensures that updates are available to all Linux distributions.
Fedora has a comparatively short life cycle: version X is maintained until one month after version X+2 is released. With 6 months between releases, the maintenance period is about 13 months for each version.
Linus Torvalds, author of the Linux kernel, says he uses Fedora because it had fairly good support for PowerPC when he used that processor architecture. He became accustomed to the operating system and continues to use it.
Fedora (operating system). (2009, April 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 03:58, April 18, 2009, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Fedora_(operating_system)&oldid=284528504