I've created an SOP for Marketing folks on how to utilize Fedora Insight
for promoting blog posts and creating original content (or moving
existing content from a wiki, such as a Feature Profile, to a more
publishing-friendly, timely environment).
Let me know what you think! (Including whether or not the processes I've
laid out work / make sense when reading... :D)
"Fedora began in 2003 and the most recent version, 14 is codenamed
Laughlin. In this video, we will begin with a brief history of the
operating system, including a discussion of some of its unique features.
We’ll then review installation options including CD/DVD and USB. In
addition, if you’d like to test Fedora before permanently installing it
on your hard disk, you can use virtualization software and we’ll cover
that in another video.
The video continues with a look at the Fedora desktop and how to
navigate and customize it to your liking. We’ll wrap up with a few key
resources where you can learn more about the Fedora community."
"I would definitely recommend KVM and SPICE to those with the required
hardware to run it over Oracle's VirtualBox or any of the others...
unless of course you need accelerated 3D. KVM / SPICE doesn't support
accelerated 3D. I've heard a few other products do but I've not actually
tried to use it so I don't know how well it works in practice. In any
event, KVM / SPICE is definitely a good combination for distro hoppers
now! :) Let it be known though, SPICE has not been optimized yet for WAN
use but it works great over a LAN."
"The team led by security expert Joanna Rutkowska has released the first
beta version of the Qubes OS Linux distribution. The operating system
can also be installed on a USB stick thanks to its new installer. Qubes
aims to provide security through virtualisation. It uses a Xen
hypervisor to run applications in separate virtual machines based on
Fedora 14. As a result, online banking data are not at risk when a game
running in its own VM turns out to be a trojan."
"One of the reasons I watch Fedora closely is that it's a precursor for
enterprise Linux. Not just Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), though
that's certainly true. But advancements in Fedora usually make their way
into other major distributions, and Fedora is often the first distro to
ship cutting (sometimes bleeding) edge software. That's not to say that
the other community distros never do this, but Fedora makes a habit of
pushing the envelope.
Fedora 15 is no exception — it has quite a few major new features, as
well as a few enhancements that will likely influence the entire Linux
landscape in the near future"
"I personally had thought that, Beefy Miracle would win, but that name
only ended up with 1,662 votes. Beefy Miracle had been making a name for
itself with an active Twitter feed that I have enjoyed following.
There is also a project page supporting the campaign for Beefy Miracle.
I've never seen so much effort and marketing going behind a potential
name. It's a real shame that it didn't win."
"The Fedora 16 name voting has ended. One of the leading proposals for
the Fedora 16 codename was to call it a Beefy Miracle, but that will not
happen. The Fedora 15 successor will be called Verne."
"There was quite a campaign by Beefy Miracle proponents to the point
that there was even a BeefyMiracle.org web-site all campaigning for this
"In a surprise upset, the Fedora Project has chosen "Verne" for Fedora
16's release name, beating out Beefy Miracle — despite strong support
from former Fedora Project Leaders Paul Frields and Max Spevack.
Despite Spevack's promise to organize a wiener roast at Southeast
LinuxFest 2011 and wear a hotdog hat, the vote came in with Verne ahead
of Beefy Miracle by 542 votes. (Fedora uses range voting, rather than a
simple majority voting system for release names.)"