Darragh Ó Héiligh, a blind Linux user in Ireland, has just posted an
audio introduction of Fedora Linux with Orca. In his recording, Darragh
acts as a tour guide showing some highlights of his Fedora Core 7
desktop through the Orca screen reader.
""Windows is still not my preferred operating system" reports Darragh at
the end of his audio tour. "With the recent advances in Orca in GNOME,
and the fact that with the work of the people on the Speakup Modified
group, Fedora 7 makes it very easy to set up, and with the combination
of everything it's just so fast to use; it's really becoming just a
Well apcmag in Australia in the September edition has got Fedora 7 on the
front cover. I was hoping to find a link to it from the main website but I
On a side note however I found this which I didn't know about.
Con Kolivas leaving. This personally saddens me and from my point of view I
would like to say a huge thanks to him.
Hopefully people won't get to annoyed by the second part of this post.
First off, this is _not_ an anti-Ubuntu e-mail. I not only and
regularly deal with supporting Ubuntu in corporate environments, but
I run Xubuntu on older hardware myself.
Secondly, a lot of commentary here has surrounded trying to reach
contributors. There is a lot of complaints on everything from the
agreements to workflow, and the fact that sometimes (although not as
often anymore with APT/YUM being so commonplace) that contributors
bark about the security hoops.
Third, I have long commended how the Fedora Project (like Red Hat
Linux before it) has always addressed "what must be done, no
exceptions," even though many things lead to complaints. Some things
just cannot budge, and no matter how you try to explain such things
to people, some just aren't going to care.
Fourth, as I have repeatedly stated, Conical will find itself in the
same positions as Red Hat has more and more. Conical will address
those situations much like Red Hat, and suffer the same, misguided
but not so uncommon, "demonizations" as a result -- especially as it
becomes less and less "new" to people.
"Ubuntu Servers Hijacked, Used to Launch Attack"
Bryan J. Smith Professional, Technical Annoyance
Fission Power: An Inconvenient Solution
Back after a long time, nearly three months. During this I was
detached from everything. Hope everyone is fine. Now I have taken
admission to my masters,I am back and it feels great to be back.
Well a few events from my part...
>> On 25th August we are arranging a install fest at West Bengal
University of Technology(WBUT),Kolkata.Though the capacity is limited
to 30-35, We are looking for a series of such events.Distros will be
Fedora and probably Ubuntu too.
>>Setting up an internal mirror/yum repo at WBUT. Actually I got it
running few minutes ago.We are also thinking of a public mirror if we
can arrange for a bigger pipe.
>>Compiling a custom distro based on fedora for UVC clients/AMD geode
to be mass deployed through pxe.(For details about this you may
contact Indranil Dasgupta at indradg(a)gmail.com).
Thats all for now,see you again soon.
We need to submit the list of names of people who are volunteering to
spend time in the GITEX Red Hat booth tomorrow (Friday, 17 August
Right now, there are 2-3 volunteers. More volunteers are certainly welcome.
This is decision time.
Please respond to this posting immediately if you are interested.
See http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraEvents/GITEX for more details.
Here an interesting article published on EarthWeb.com comparing Vista
and Fedora, with favorable comments to Fedora features.
"(..) Fedora 7 adds a veneer to the GNU/Linux desktop that provides
much of the ease of use of a Windows operating system, but beneath it,
the traditional Unix concerns for security and for users doing things
their own way remains. While users can ignore these concerns,
especially when just starting out, as they become more experienced
they may welcome the added control.
Fedora and its default GNOME desktop may still have a few lessons to
learn from Vista, particularly in the selection of administration
tools. Yet in terms of almost everything that's important to users,
Fedora and GNOME have overtaken Vista and are rapidly pulling away
As the addition of the side panel shows, it is Windows that is
starting to learn from GNU/Linux. The days when the situation was the
other way around are over."
Linux System Administrator
LPI Level 1 Certified: LPI000132770
BrOffice.org Users Group national leader
BrOffice.org Zine editor
I have CentOS 5 Live CD, it's great to have when Fedora crashes, which it
does once in a while. I hope the Global Desktop will be RHEL 5 lite so the
rest of us can move up to it
eventually. I am very curious about Fedora 8, I hope there will be some
more "eye candy,"
and more features thanks to KDE 4 and GNOME 2.20. Esp. since catching up to
optional Sidebars and Mac-Like Docks. The one wish I like to see granted in
F 8 and beyond is a Expanded Start Menu similar to XP/Vista, this would be
useful for inexperienced users who don't know much about the Command Line.
I will be on vacation next week, so I will be posting on my blog from Sweden
for 2 weeks, Farewell Fedora Fans for now!!!
Mark McLaughlin - linuxglobe.wordpress.com
Linux.com videos (with voice over) in ogg and flash formats under
creative commons attribute sharelike non commercial license. Potentially
useful for tech shows
"Ready to try Linux but want some hand-holding when you do? Here are
three videos that walk you through the process of installing Fedora