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Fedora Core Announcements Hit the Wires

Apr 11, 2005, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bill Nottingham)

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it!

In today's edition of the Herbertville Chronicle, read all about the second test release of Fedora Core 4!

Raleigh, NC (HC) - The Fedora Project today announced the first test release of Fedora Core 4, bringing new technology to Linux users everywhere, and the first release of Fedora Core to support PPC out of the box.

Designed as a general purpose operating system for a variety of uses, Fedora Core 4 Test 2 offers various improvements over Fedora Core 3. People who have used Test 1 will notice the following improvements:

  • GNOME updated to 2.10 final
  • KDE updated to 3.4.0 final
  • Firefox updated to 1.0.2
  • OpenOffice.org update to 1.9.89
  • many various bugfixes

Users were cautioned against using Fedora Core Test 2 in production environments. Reminding the users that it's a test release, Otto said "There's no guarantee that it won't eat your data or fail to install. It could even cause an alien takeover of your humble town."

Please report problems at:


File bugs against product 'Fedora Core', release 'fc4test1'.

Fedora Core 4 Test 2 is available for x86, x86_64, and PPC architectures. It is available from:


and at the following mirrors:

Other mirrors will come online in the near future. See:


for mirror near you. Thanks to Shane Brath for generating the mirror the mirror list.

Fedora Core 4 Test 2 is also available via BitTorrent:

http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/FC4-test2-binary-i386.torrent http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/FC4-test2-binary-x86_64.torrent http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/FC4-test2-binary-ppc.torrent

For DVD and other formats, see http://torrent.linux.duke.edu/ BitTorrent can be installed from Fedora Extras:


and also from:


Fedora Core 2 Transferred to Fedora Legacy

With the release of Fedora Core 4 Test 2, the Fedora Steering Committee would like to announce the transfer of Fedora Core 2 to the Fedora Legacy Project.

"For more information on the Fedora Legacy Project, or if you wish to join the team please see http://fedoralegacy.org/

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