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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 management capability.

  • Eclipse and a 100% open source Java stack. Gcj, need we say more?
  • Fedora Extras

    Extras packages are available, by default, at release time. Extras is now integrated into the development, testing, and release cycles.

  • KDE 3.4

    Complete desktop packed with a web browser, mail client, and so much more.

  • 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 fabuluous features:

  • 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:

http://fedora.redhat.com/participate

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:

VIA FEDORA.REDHAT.COM

VIA BITTORRENT

For DVD and other formats, see http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

BitTorrent can be installed from Fedora Extras:

http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/extras/

VIA MIRRORS

The following mirrors carry Fedora Core 4:

More mirrors are coming online; check

http://mirrors.tds.net/fedora/fc4.html for a list of mirrors that have reported they've synced Fedora Core 4, and check:

http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html for a list of mirrors that carry Fedora Core. Thanks to Shane Brath for generating the list.

VIA CD

Vendors who carry Fedora Core on CD/DVD are listed at:

These vendors will have Fedora Core 4 available in the near future.

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