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Mar 21, 2006, 13:00 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Version 5 of the Fedora Core Linux distributions has been
"FC5 includes several bug fixes and security updates and comes
with new features like a photo manager, integrated virtualization
and a Java run-time stack..."
Fedora Core 5 Announcement
Hi, my name is Fedora Core "Bordeaux", and today I am 5. When I
turned 4 last year, they got a funny salesman to talk about me like
I was a toy. I like toys. But today Teacher said I am a big kid,
and I should talk about myself. I can do lots of big kid stuff now,
and everyone tells me that I play really well with all the other
kids in class, even the ones who are mean like bullies. I always
try and share, which is what Teacher says is the best thing.
Sharing is a really good thing to do. I like to share all my
toys and books and stuff with all the other kids so that they can
play with them and even learn things, too. I have a lot of neat
stuff to share, so I made this cool list to tell you all about it.
Teacher gave me some things to put in the list, but since I'm a big
kid I think I should get to say what I want, too.
- GNOME 2.14
"Improved speed and usability, and new and better features for
power management, file sharing, user help, system administration,
teleconferencing, picture browsing, and networking." I think it's
easy enough for even my little brother to use, but Mommy and Daddy
like it a lot too.
- OpenOffice 2.0.2
"Enhanced productivity features, extensive compatibility with
other popular office software, database connectivity functions, and
improved use of system libraries for faster loading and better
responsiveness overall." Mommy says she can make slide shows for
work even easier than before, and Daddy uses it to organizes all
our books, music, and movies in databases.
- KDE 3.5.1
"New and exciting features for users and developers, including
stylish and attractive applets, educational and entertaining games,
incredibly standards-compliant Internet tools, and enhanced
multimedia and usability." Plus it looks REALLY cool, especially
when my big sister fixes it just the way she likes.
"Support for .NET means a new generation of dynamic and powerful
cross-platform applications, with some already included, such as
Tomboy for note-taking, F-Spot for photo management, and Beagle for
content searching and indexing." See, I told you I'm really good at
sharing! Plus, I don't ever have a problem remembering or finding
things, like pictures, homework, or messages. Mommy says she's
really proud of me.
- Yum-based Package Tools
"Installation and software management tools are all based on the
flexible and powerful yum utility for easy selection and upgrade of
new and existing software." And soon, I'll even be able to get my
own special software at install time!
- Xen Virtualization
"The best framework yet for installation, management, migration,
and monitoring of software-based virtual domains, allowing system
owners to effectively leverage and force-multiply existing hardware
for maximum efficiency, scalability, redundancy, and flexibility."
Teacher says I get more work done faster than any other kid in our
- Apache HTTP Server 2.2
"Enhanced authentication, database support, proxy facilities,
and content filtering, all built on the most stable and
customizable platform for Web services."
- Enhanced Security
"Support for SELinux binary policy modules means that users and
developers can now ship their own specialized policies with
affected software. GCC's best of breed features, such as stack
protection, NX, PIE, and compile-time buffer checks, pile on
additional layers of assurance to effectively block illegal
ingress." I know all my safety rules, and Mommy and Daddy say that
it's really, REALLY hard for monsters to get in our house!
So at school, I got awards for "Best Attendance," "Teacher's
Pet," "Honor Roll," and "Good Manners," plus Teacher lets me stay
after to clean the erasers until Daddy comes to pick me up. He
always tells me how good I am compared to the other kids he knows
and that he's really proud of me. He says it's because I'm 100%
free and open source, and because I always try to do the right
thing just like he and Mommy taught me.
I told him I didn't just learn it from him, but from all the
nice people at Red Hat and the Fedora community, who teach me new
things all the time. They're all different kinds of people --
users, developers, writers, translators, testers, editors, and so
many other things I can't even write it all. They're the people who
make it possible to build a complete Linux platform from open
But they say we're not done yet, and we can ALWAYS use more
friends to help, so if you think this sounds neat, you should
All right, I have to go now. There's always more things to learn
and do and I am a very, extremely busy kid. 'Bye!
Fedora is a set of projects sponsored by Red Hat and guided by
the contributors. These projects are developed by a large community
of people who strive to provide and maintain the very best in free,
open source software and standards. Fedora Core, the central Fedora
project, is an operating system and platform, based on Linux, that
is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute, now and
Fedora Core 5 is available at absolutely no cost. To download
VIA BITTORRENT (RECOMMENDED):
For DVD and other formats, refer to http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
If you run an earlier version of Fedora Core, you can get
BitTorrent from Fedora Extras. If you are using another platform,
you can get BitTorrent at:
Visit the main Fedora download site listed below. You will be
automatically redirected to a mirror of Fedora Core 5. There may be
delays due to site congestion, especially in the days immediately
following the release, so BitTorrent is recommended instead.
Visit the following site for a list of vendors of Fedora Core