A few friends in China are trying to find a fast mirror for FC and
then I find that there are zero mirrors in mainland China though there
are a few in Hong Kong and Taiwan. I'd like to see this situation
improved. Can anyone give me some pointers? I will try my best to help
Hello Ambassadors, ML's and friends!
the last weekend, we had our first FAD (== Fedora Ambassador Meeting) in
We had nice and productive days for the Fedora Ambassador Project and we
proudly present to you what we have done and dicussed.
All information which we like to announce can be found at
Hope everybody will agree with our work, we've done and maybe the next
FAD will be hold in another region.
The decisions taken, are decisions which every attendee agrees to 100%
and we'll do our best to make these decissions happen.
Photos: http://www.simline.de/simon/ or (slower connection)
Deutschland / Germany
Schweiz / Switzerland
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I notice that quite a few of the requests made to the Free Media
program came from USA, Canada, UK etc. It seems to me that at least
some of the request originators would be happy to use low-cost presses
like Cheapbytes instead but did not know that they exist.
Could we perhaps put up a page on the Wiki with links to such sites?
I've used Cheapbytes, Linux Emporium (United Kingdom) and a similar
service in Indonesia in the past, and have generally been very
satisfied. The Indonesian operation (I can't recall the name at the
moment) even delivers by courier to your house if you live in the
This would probably allow us to reach more people who *really* cannot
get access to the
DVDs otherwise (or have reasons not to trust online vendors)
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.
-- Christopher Morley
I don't like the FC X.Y format but i think that releasing one version
by year instead of two is a good idea.
I ask people who don't use linux what was the brand they would choose
and they all have chosen "Fedora" due to its simplicity.
2006/12/3, Thomas Canniot <thomas.canniot(a)laposte.net>:
> We have a chance here : Fedora Core 7 will be out in 2007. What about
> sticking to years now ? Fedora 8 will come out in 2008 ?
> And name the releases according to it : Fedora Linux 7.1 for the spring
> release and Fedora 7.2 for the autumn release.
> What we can see in the fedora development is that it seems to have a
> major release every year or so, followed by a more polished one.
> FC2 was a polish release of FC1
> FC4 ... FC3
> FC6 ... FC5
> Then we can expect FC7.1 being a major release, and FC7.2 being a polish
"However, around 18 months ago, I built a file server for my LAN, using
a VIA Epia 800MHz motherboard and a couple of 200GB hard drives. With
Windows installed, it was so slow that I had 10 or 20 second delays when
trying to access the share across the network. The overhead of Windows
was just too great for it to work effectively – odd for such a minor
task. Finally I had the necessity and I decided to give Fedora Core 4 a
go. Fedora is the free version of Red Hat, and is actually used on many
web servers (including this one). It's use on web servers was a key
reason to choosing this, as I wanted an environment that was similar to
the Red Hat box I was used to, while also learning skills that could be
transposed directly over to web server administration. Interestingly, a
Fedora is the type of hat shown in the Red Hat logo (something a
girlfriend of mine had to point out to me), so it is in fact a little
play on words.
Installing Core 4 was painless and before I knew it, I had set up a
fully secure file server that was almost instant to access. It was
amazing how much difference in performance there was. When mapped as a
network drive, it felt like it was a drive in my computer."