Archive for the ‘Linux’ Category

-Fedora-

February 27, 2010



Fedora

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. The Fedora Project’s mission is to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community.

One of Fedora’s main objectives is not only to contain software distributed under a free and open source license, 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 their updates are available to all GNU/Linux distributions.

Fedora Core 1 was the first version of Fedora it was code named Yarrow. Fedora Core 1 was based on Red Hat Linux 9 and shipped with version 2.4.19 of the Linux kernel, version 2.4 of the GNOME desktop environment, and version 3.1 of KDE (the K Desktop Environment) Fedora 12 code named Constantine is the most recent version available.

Fedora 13 final release is schedule 2010-May-11 (alpha release 09 march 2010) Its been almost 8 years now since “Fedora Core 1” was released on November 6 2003. Fedora (UNIX like) Operating System have gained massive popularity among user, sysadmin and developers and now almost 20 million boxes are running fedora.

Some of the features in up-coming Fedora 13 are:

For Users

Automatic print driver installation (Automatic print driver installation makes adding printers easier for everyone.)

Automatic installation of language packs (Yum langpack support makes software installation smarter and easier for everyone worldwide.)

Redesigned user management interface (The user account tool has been completely redesigned, and now makes it easy to configure personal information, make a personal profile picture or icon, generate a strong passphrase, and set up login options.)

For Sysadmins

Authconfig UI redesign (Better integration of new SSSD technology in the configuration UI for authentication)

Pioneering NFS features (Fedora 13 changes its default to NFSv4, resulting in improved performance with a seamless transition for users.)

Zarafa (Fedora 13 now makes available a complete Open Source groupware suite that can be used as a drop-in Exchange replacement for Web-based mail, calendaring, collaboration and tasks.)

For Developers

SystemTap static probes (While Fedora used to have pretty decent introspection tools for the kernel, this release expands the visibility of monitoring on a higher level what is happening inside language runtimes like Java, Python and TCL.)

NetBeans 6.8 first IDE to support entire Java 6 EE spec (NetBeans IDE 6.8 is the first IDE to offer complete support for the entire Java EE 6 spec with improved support for JSF 2.0/Facelets, Java Persistence 2.0, EJB 3.1 including using EJBs in web applications, RESTful web services, and GlassFish v3.)

Parallel-installable Python 3

Easier Python debugging

Fedora Project

The Fedora Project is a project sponsored by Red Hat to co-ordinate the development of the Fedora operating system. Founded on September 2003 as a result of a merger between the Red Hat Linux (RHL) and old Fedora Linux projects. The project consists, not only of Red Hat employees, but community members worldwide which make up 75% of all contributors within the Fedora Project.

The project facilitates online communication amongst its developers and community members through public mailing lists and wiki pages. It also coordinates an annual summit known as the Fedora Users and Developers Conference (commonly called FUDCon). Additional conferences have taken place in Germany, England and India. Fedora is largely used in Pakistan, and now Pakistani Contributors are planing to host events like FUDCon’s or FAD(fedora activity day) in Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar and Islamabad.

http://fedoraproject.org hosts the latest source of Fedora version and you can get in touch with the users and contributors. Fedora project always brings the latest in free and open source software to your desktop, laptop and server.

FreeMedia

January 20, 2010

You can get some free media from here

Free Feodra DvD’s

OpenSuse Free DVD

Sun Solaris Free Cd’s

Ubuntu

*google freemedia* also a good source 🙂

Flavors of Linux

January 17, 2010

There are almost as many Linux distro around as you can handle. But I find only a few impressive enough to work with it.

Fedora

FreeBSD (The D3vil)

RHEL

ubuntu

Go on! Feel free to explore some of them and am sure it wont be worthless.