Fedora Definition (Operating System)

(previously called Fedora Core). It is a Linux distribution, developed by the community that supports the Fedora Project and is sponsored by Red Hat.

It is a complete general purpose operating system, containing only free and open source software.

In general, a new Fedora release comes out every six months. Fedora is a spin-off of the original Red Hat Linux distribution, and is intended to replace the «home» distributions of Red Hat Linux.

Features of Fedora

* Fedora supports x86, x86-64, and PowerPC architectures.

* Supports networks installed over HTTP, FTP and NFS.

* The default desktop environment is GNOME, and includes KDE in some versions.

* The bootloader is GNU GRUB by default.

* Fedora is designed to be easy to install and configure, including graphical installers and tools.

* The default file system is ext3 on LVM.

* Contains only a small selection of software packages (about 8 thousand), but there are several repositories available with extra software to complete this distribution, but many are not official Fedora (and some may even infringe patents).

* Your default browser is Firefox from version Fedora Core 3 and higher

* Includes the OpenOffice.org office suite from version 4.

Fedora Versions

The Fedora project was created in the year 2003, when Red Hat Linux was discontinued.

System name, version number, code name, and release date of the various versions of Fedora:

Fedora Core 1 – v1 – Yarrow – Nov 6, 2003
Fedora Core 2 – v2 – Tettnang – May 18, 2004
Fedora Core 3 – v3 – Heidelberg – Nov 9, 2004
Fedora Core 4 – v4 – Stentz – June 13, 2005
Fedora Core 5 – v5 – Bordeaux – Mar 20, 2006
Fedora Core 6 – v6 – Zod – Oct 24, 2006
Fedora 7 – v7 – Moonshine – May 31, 2007
Fedora 8 – v8 – Werewolf – Nov 8, 2007
Fedora 9 – v9 – Sulfur – May 13, 2008
Fedora 10 – v10 – Cambridge – Nov 25, 2008
Fedora 11 – v11 – Leonidas – June 9, 2009

Some Fedora-based distributions

* Berry Linux: Medium-sized distribution in Japanese and English.
* FoX Linux: made in italy, designed for home tasks like browsing, chatting, writing documents etc.
* BLAG Linux and GNU.
* LinuxTLE: Thai distribution produced by NECTEC.
* MythDora: distribution based on MythTV.
* Yellow Dog Linux: distribution for the PowerPC platform.
* Ekaaty: distribution for Brazil.
* Aurora SPARC Linux: distribution based on the SPARC platform.
*Planet CCRMA.
* BlankOn: Indonesian distribution created by YPLI.
* ASPLinux – Russian distribution of Fedora, which includes closed software for NVIDIA and ATI drivers, and supports proprietary video and audio codecs.
* Linux XP: commercial distribution of Linux for the home, with the aim of replacing Windows XP.

Fedora website: Fedora Project

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