"Fedora users are revolting against a change introduced in the latest
version of the operating system that allows the installation of
thousands of software titles without an administrative password.
Critics say the move diminishes the security of machines running the
open-source OS by giving unprivileged users what amounts to
administrative control. That could allow lower-level employees to
install software that's not been approved by administrators, or worse,
to gain root access by installing an application with a known security
vulnerability and then intentionally exploiting it."
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
http://lwn.net/Articles/362986/ repeats Stickster's announcement.
and a good one is here:
"It's been quite a wave of new Linux distributions over the past month
or so, but with the release of Fedora 12 (Constantine) this week, we
have finally made it through. I have intentionally chosen what is
likely to be a controversial title this time, but the basis for my
choice is rather simple. Fedora 12 is the only one of this series of
releases which has loaded successfully on absolutely every computer I
Sent from Calcutta, WB, India
"Leonidas was the most ambitious release ever and this new release of
Fedora 12 builds upon its solid base. Constantine provides an even more
polished user experience, while at the same time introducing a copious
amount of new features"
"Fedora 12 “Constantine” continues the tradition of pushing the envelope
of free software and could just be, the very best Linux distribution of
"So rather than waste my time and yours on "yet another Fedora 12
review", I'll simply say that if you want good, authoritative
information, I would recommend the Fedora Project Documentation, and if
you are looking for an overview of the highlights of the new release,
complete with pictures, have a look at the excellent Fedora 12 One Page
"So, of the four "major" distributions over the past month (Ubuntu 9.10,
Mandriva 2010, openSuSE 11.2 and Fedora 12), the only one that didn't
crash, hang or otherwise misbehave on at least one of my
laptop/netbook/nettop systems was Fedora."
Fedora 12 - it's a horse, not a camel
Design by committee makes good
By Scott Gilbertson
The Fedora Project has announced the latest version of its popular open
source Linux distribution. Nicknamed Constantine
<http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/20/redhat_fedora_12/>, Fedora 12
has quite a few impressive new features and demonstrates that the
project has gained a renewed sense of direction.
In the build-up to the release of Fedora 12, the Fedora community has
focused its energies not just on new features, but on where Fedora is
headed in the future.
I just whipped this up to keep track of what's being posted on the
I'll go through add articles that were posted to the mailing list to
this wiki page once or twice a day. (At some point, it'd be awesome
to go through this list and track down author information like email /
contact information, so we make sure to have them on a press contact
list come this point or earlier in F13 cycle. We can probably put
this on the braindump list.)
And hopefully I'm not duplicating work being done elsewhere, since
that's never fun. If I am, tell me!
Tip of the hat: Fedora 12 a strong update
A new version of the Fedora Linux distribution was released today.
Fedora 12, codenamed Constantine, is now available for download.
By Ryan Paul
Red Hat announced today the official release of Fedora 12, the latest
version of the popular open source Linux distribution. This release
brings some impressive new features and a lot of much-needed bugfixes.
It's a strong update that puts the distro on the right track forward and
addresses the serious installation problems that we encountered when we
tested Fedora 11.
Fedora 12, codenamed Constantine, brings improved power management,
performance optimizations, new virtualization enhancements, and a lot of
other great stuff. A lot of the improvements will boost Fedora's
suitability for netbooks. A new Moblin spin is available that allows
users to easily test Moblin's specialized user interface on top of
Major improvements with Fedora 12
By Jack Whallen
n the wake of Ubuntu’s 9.10 release, many distributions were forgotten.
But one distribution, in particular, keeps getting better and better
under the radar. That distribution? Fedora. Just this week Fedora 12 was
released, brining some serious improvements not only to the cutting edge
distribution, but to Linux in general.