"GNOME 3.0 is a fairly radical departure from previous GNOME versions,
offering a stripped-down GNOME Shell interface that enables Linux users
to "focus on tasks while minimizing distractions such as notifications,
extra workspaces, and background windows," says the GNOME project. "
"Linux distros that have already placed GNOME 3.0 front and center
include Fedora Linux 15, now available in an alpha version, while many
more will follow suit in the months to come."
Fedora 15 includes Firefox 4 by default
"Mozilla's Engineering Project Manager, Christian Legnitto, has detailed
the release schedule for Firefox 5, 6 and 7. If all goes to plan,
Firefox 6.0a1 will be released next week, April 12, and Firefox 7.0a1 in
the middle of May. The final build of Firefox 5 should be released on
June 21, exactly three months after the release of Firefox 4."
Fedora 15 replaces Openoffice.org with Libreoffice from the Document
"The tipping point is an interesting question: you’re the first one to
ask it! Given that the Document Foundation is made of many people with a
diverse background and history with OpenOffice.org, I would say that
there were in fact several different tipping points depending of the
persons. For me, the tipping point was reached when I stopped feeling
that I had any sort of value in the eyes of the new steward. I felt I
was somewhere an expense on a sheet, and given that I was contributing
to that project for free, it made me think really fast about all this. I
think there was hope for some time that Oracle would be a good steward."
"Five years in the making, the newly released version 3 of the GNOME
Linux desktop interface has been radically redesigned.
The development team endeavored to develop a simpler interface for the
shell, noted Jon McCann, one of GNOME Shell's designers, in a Thursday
"Fedora will include GNOME 3 as the default interface for its upcoming
Fedora 15 release, due in May. GNOME 3.0 is also available in
downloadable trial versions that can be loaded onto a thumb drive. "
Not directly related to Fedora but interesting news ...
"Today, at the Linux Foundation Collaboration Summit, Sven Dummer,
Director of Linux engineering at Yahoo!, explained that 75% of Yahoo’s
Web sites and services run on Linux. The rest? It runs on FreeBSD"
"So what does Yahoo use? Well, Dummer explained, “Yahoo has its own
Linux distribution, YLinux, targeted for out specific needs. It’s based
on Red Hat’s Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Yes, that’s right Yahoo is
another Red Hat customer helping Red Hat become a billion dollar company.
"Yahoo does, however, support its own supporting software package
system. That’s a relic, Dummer said, of its FreeBSD ancestry. This
system is used to package up new software and patches for both RHEL and
FreeBSD. At the same time, Yahoo does use the RPM Package Manager (RPM,
yes it’s a recursive acronym) for a lot of its internal software
".What /really/ cranks my brain is the clumsy and obvious attempts by
some of us in the media to somehow use GNOME 3 as a way to re-kindle the
desktop wars. It's GNOME vs. KDE all over again, they shout in text,
when really, it's no such thing. Anyone who tell you otherwise is just
trying to drum up headlines for their publication. KDE and GNOME are
different, thank you very much, but they are not out to kill each other
Review of the Fedora Remix, Fusion Linux
"Round-up: Fusion Linux is slightly buggy, but a good choice for home
users who want everything out of the box and do not want the hassle of
adding extra repositories to get codecs and then install them. If
Windows gaming on Linux is your thing, this distribution could work for
you. If you're not fussy about disk space and the mix of libraries
thrown your way in Fusion, or you are already using Mint and are looking
to move or just try out a Fedora base, this could also be interesting.
And for advanced users, don't forget, you can customize the kickstart
file from the start as it is available on their website. And it's an
installable live medium and runs well from DVD too."
First off appologies in advance if question has been covered before and this
isn't the right list, has there ever been any thought to have a Fedora store
where proceeds from T-Shirt, laptop bag, stickers, and coffee mugs could
benefit the Fedora project? Basically something like the store for the
GNOME project. I am sure there must be a good reason why this doesn't
already exist for the Fedora project, but I haven't found it as of yet. Oh
and yes I know of the Red Hat mini Fedora store.