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PR: Announcing the Release of Fedora Core 3

Nov 08, 2004, 16:45 (13 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Nottingham)

The Fedora Project and Red Hat would like to announce the third release of Fedora Core.

Fedora Core 3 is a general purpose Linux operating system, available for x86 and x86-64 processors. Fedora Core 3, includes:

  • the 2.6.9 Linux kernel
  • Xorg 6.8.1
  • GNOME 2.8
  • KDE 3.3.0
  • GCC 3.4
  • SELinux

The Fedora Project would like to thank the thousands of community members w= hose
testing and contributions have raised the bar of quality and made this rele= ase

What is the Fedora Project?

The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project that promotes rapid development of innovative open source software through a collaborative, community effort. Fedora Core 3 provides a complete Linux platform built exclusively from open source software. Available at no cost, the release serves the needs of community developers, testers, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process.

As a community forum for advanced development, the Fedora Project provides early visibility to the latest open source technology and serves as a proving ground for technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat's fully-supported commercial solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat contributes development resources, editorial direction and management to the Fedora Project.

For more information, see http://fedora.redhat.com/

How Can I Get Fedora Core 3?

Fedora Core 3 x86 or x86-64 Downloads are available from: http://fedora.redhat.com/download/ or from the network of mirrors in the Fedora Project distribution system. Users may prefer to download Fedora Core via BitTorrent, or via older file retrieval protocols such as HTTP, FTP, or RSYNC.

BitTorrent typically provides faster download speeds than HTTP, FTP, or RSYNC.

BitTorrent RPMS for Red Hat Linux and Fedora Core are available with detailed instructions at http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/

From Red Hat:


Via BitTorrent:


http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/fedora-torrent/heidelberg-binary-i386-iso.torrent http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/fedora-torrent/heidelberg-binary-x86_64-iso.torrent

See http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/ or http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/fedora-torrent/

for other forms.

Via HTTP/FTP/RSYNC from mirrors:

More mirrors will come on line as time passes; please see http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html for a list of mirrors that carry Fedora Core.