PR: Fedora Core 4 Announced
Jun 13, 2005, 15:00 (7 Talkback[s])
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Ladies and Gentlemen:
You may have thought you were using the latest and
greatest in open source software, but folks, today we have
something really, really exciting for you.
It purrs. It hums. It mesmerizes. It is...
FEDORA CORE FOUR
That's right, the premier open source operating system has just
turned 4--four releases that is! But before we tell you how much
this is going to cost, here are a few of the fabulous features:
- GNOME 2.10
With the elegant Clearlooks theme, descendent of our old friend
Bluecurve. Keep your eyes open for Evince, the new PDF viewer.
- OpenOffice.org 2.0 prerelease.
This popular office productivity suite handles all your favorite
formats even better than before, and comes with a new database
- Eclipse and a 100% open source Java stack. Gcj, need we say
- Fedora Extras
Extras packages are available, by default, at release time.
Extras is now integrated into the development, testing, and release
- KDE 3.4
Complete desktop packed with a web browser, mail client, and so
- PPC (PowerPC)
PPC architecture support. Oh, yes, folks, Fedora Core on your
PPC. It is downright amazing!
All of that, yes, all of that. But, wait!, before you reach for
your wallet, you should hear about a few more of Fedora Core 4's
- Fedora Core is developed by the Fedora Project. This amazing
group of people love to promote the rapid development of innovative
open source software through a collaborative, community effort. Led
by our old friends at Red Hat and featuring the tireless work of
thousands of developers, packagers, testers, fixers, documenters,
and users, Fedora Core 4 provides a complete Linux platform built
exclusively from open source software.
Let me say that again.
Fedora Core is a complete Linux platform that is 100% open
source. No mud in these waters, friends!
One of Fedora Core's main objectives is to serve the needs of
community developers, testers, and other technology enthusiasts who
wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development
process. But you know what? We aren't exclusive. We want you
involved, too, whoever you are:
You might surprise yourself.
The Fedora Project pioneers leading edge technology and concepts
that are sponsored by Red Hat and supported by the Fedora
community. At this moment, Red Hat is pretty much in charge, folks.
There's no denying that. But look around you! There is change
a'happening. Right now, Red Hat and the Fedora community have begun
the creation of the Fedora Foundation.
Ok, folks, now I'm sure you are thinking this is going to cost
you a lot of money and release of personal liberties.
How much do you think it costs? US$499 a box set? No. US$99 a
seat? No. A nickel a megabyte of RAM? No.
Fedora Core 4 is 100% unconditionally free. Free of
restrictions. And, oh, yes, free of cost.
You can get Fedora Core 4 many ways:
For DVD and other formats, see http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/
BitTorrent can be installed from Fedora Extras:
The following mirrors carry Fedora Core 4:
- North America
- South America
- Czech Republic
- Serbia and Montenegro
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
More mirrors are coming online; check
for a list of mirrors that have reported they've synced Fedora Core
4, and check:
for a list of mirrors that carry Fedora Core. Thanks to Shane Brath
for generating the list.
Vendors who carry Fedora Core on CD/DVD are listed at:
These vendors will have Fedora Core 4 available in the near