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Fedora 10: the GNU/Linux Desktop Steps Forward

Nov 24, 2008, 20:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Looking back, Frields suggests that the effort would not be possible except with free software.

""You can see that there's a really compelling story for the IT world here about what free and open source software can accomplish," he says. Still, the situation has affected the release schedule by requiring some high-level decisions. Discussions are still ongoing, but it now appears that Fedora 11, which is likely to be the basis for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0, will also be a month late, but that the less important Fedora 12 may have only a five-month development period to bring the release schedule back into sync.

"In addition, as the result of the security crisis, Fedora now plans to issue new encrypted authentication keys for all its repositories with each release as a general precaution. "Even though we're confident that we dodged that bullet," Frields says, speaking of the security crisis, "We want to make sure that we dodged it by a continent rather than by the next town over.""

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