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LinuxPlanet: The Present and Future with Fedora Core 4

Sep 22, 2005, 20:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Each new release of Fedora Core brings with it new possibilities. Red Hat Enterprise and Fedora Core 4: The Complete Reference by Richard Petersen makes a special effort to incorporate the latest developments of Fedora Core as well as Linux in general. Critical changes have taken place with device management (udev and HAL) and software access, as well as new capabilities like GFS (Global File System). We caught up with Richard to talk about his view of Fedora Core 4. Some standard concerns still remain, and there is the ever present competition with that other OS.

"Is there any impact of udev and HAL to an end user?

"Though udev and HAL are designed to have zero impact on the end user, there is a circumstance where it could be important. Customized or non-standard applications could require a symbolic link to a device. Though udev and Hal already implement the standard links like /dev/cdrom, should you need to add a new one, you would have to edit the udev configuration files and know how to add a SYMLINK entry for your device reference..."

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