Fedora 12 Takes Aim at Linux Networking
New Red Hat community Linux release pushes the bleeding edge with a host
of new features and improvements.
By Sean Michael Kerner
Fedora 12, codenamed "Constatine," made its debut this week, aimed at
providing users with a long list of improvements for both servers,
desktops and netbooks
While the latest installment of the Red Hat-sponsored community Linux
distribution offers many new features, at the top of the list for users
including Fedora's project leader, Paul Frields, are improved networking
capabilities that raise the bar for mobile connectivity on Linux.
- Full legal name :* Anoop Thomas Mathew*
- City, Country: Kerala,INDIA (UTC+5:30)
- Profession or Student status: Final Year B.Tech Computer Science and
- Company, School, or other affiliation:College of Engineering
Chengannur, affl. Cochin University of Science and Technology
- Your goals in the Fedora Project: To be a part of fedora community and
foster as a open source developer, speaker and supporter.*I want to
market fedora through IEEE*
- What do you want to talk about? : I am a good speaker, promoter and
good at designing.
- What would you like to see in Fedora?: *A perfect operating system*
- Anything else you'd like to do?:: I want to market fedora through IEEE.
Globally* i want to be the link between IEEE and Fedora*. I need a core
connection in the Fedora project to have anything to be done with marketing
- Historical qualifications: I am IEEE technical coordinator of IEEE
- What other projects or marketing efforts have you worked on in the
past? (List what you think is relevant): I've marketed an event held in our
college called SUMMIT '09, which featured an event from speaker from redhat
- What level and type of marketing skills do you have?: To be frank, I'm
new to software marketing, but I'm sure I can excel in this venture.
- What other skills do you have that might be applicable?: Designer,
Speaker, Passionate and a quick learner
with warm regards,
Anoop Thomas Mathew
College of Engineering Chengannur
I thought this was both (1) an awesome interview with (2) some great
responses by Rahul and Leif.
PS: Trying out an [in-the-news] tag to call out Fedora media - I wonder
if there's a good way to blog/stream/mailing-list it, as it seems like
something that Fedora community members might be interested in watching
for even if they don't follow Marketing Team stuff in general.
So, um... the PDF of the one-page release notes isn't one page. o_O
There's way too much content. So there's one general page, then one page
for desktop users, then one page for sysadmins and developers.
Mel had the idea folks could print out the first page on the front of a
sheet, and either the desktop page or the sysadmin/devel page on the
other side, so it would be 1 page, 2-sides, and folks could pick up the
sheet based on their interests.
Anyway here is the PDF file with all 3 pages:
(Thank goodness Ryan Lerch introduced me to pdfmod, it made combining
them into one file very easy)
The individual PDF files and Inkscape SVG source are here:
(btw, I didn't use Scribus because the latest Scribus release, as I
found and was also discovered by jimmac and andreasn of GNOME in IRC
today, is a bit of a stinker :( )
So... our usual Marketing Meeting this week
(https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Marketing_meetings#Meeting_details) is a
It's not at 20:00 UTC - it's at 20:30 UTC.
It's not in #fedora-mktg - it's in #fedora-classroom.
And holding the microphone will be the amazing Kara Schiltz, of Red Hat
PR (and Fedora Marketing!) fame - who will be teaching a Fedora
Classroom (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Classroom) class on how she
sets up to monitor PR from a release. How are we going to find out what
the papers are saying about Fedora 12? (And how do we react to that
information when it comes in?)
Come learn, ask questions, and put together your own monitoring-fu as we
all hang out in #fedora-classroom - logs will be posted afterwards with
followup discussion on the Marketing list
Many thanks to Kara for offering her knowledge and her time, and to
Kevin Fenzi for his constant support in getting Classroom stuff to
happen. See you there!