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Red Hat's Fedora 8 Hope: An All-Purpose Linux Foundation

Nov 08, 2007, 13:45 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"Over the years, Red Hat's Fedora has made a name for itself as a version of Linux for enthusiasts, developers, and those who want to try the latest thing in open-source software. But a curious feature of the new version 8, to be released Thursday, is the ability to strip out the Fedora identity altogether.

"The reason: Red Hat wants Fedora to be a foundation for those who want to build their own Linux products on a Fedora foundation. With Fedora 8, that's easier, because all the Fedora-specific elements are wrapped up into one neatly optional package, said project leader Max Spevack..."

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