LinuxPlanet: Fedora Core 2 Brims With New Features
May 17, 2004, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kurt Wall)
"What's new in the latest beta (1.92, Test 3) of Fedora Core 2?
Plenty, and I'm not talking about new versions of this or that
package (they're there), a slicker installer (it is), or a prettier
desktop (it isn't). Nosireebob, the changes in Fedora Core
represent what might amount to the biggest set of changes in the
Linux distribution world since Caldera (yeah, I know, hiss, boo)
introduced a graphical installer back in the dark ages of 1998.
Fedora's changes include a new, fundamentally different security
model, a new X implementation, the 2.6 kernel, GNOME 2.6, and KDE
"Fedora Core now includes SELinux, or Security Enhanced Linux.
SELinux introduces a significant shift in the way users, programs,
and processes interact with each other. Although it is installed,
SELinux is disabled by default. To enable SELinux during
installation, type "selinux" at the Boot: prompt when you boot the
installer. Before you do this, memorize the Fedora Core SELinux
"The new X implementation is the X.org Foundation's X11R6.7.0.
In theory, X11R-mumble is XFree86 4.4.0rc2 with additional
extensions, including Xrender, Xft, Xcursor, fontconfig, and other
X goodness. In practice, I don't think you'll see much difference.
With apologies to the Who, 'meet the new X, same as the old