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Linux.com: First Look: Fedora Core 5

Mar 17, 2006, 13:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

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"The Fedora distribution is one of the most widely used GNU/Linux distributions. Although non-users sometimes dismiss it as too mainstream to be of interest, those familiar with it appreciate that it uses only free software and showcases the latest programs. Fedora Core 5 (FC5) is slated for release next week. Like earlier Fedora releases, it includes both recent versions of desktop programs and maturing software that has yet to be included in most other distributions. Although the default install fails to include many standard applications, FC5, from its installer and desktop to its package management and administration and security tools, is one of the most complete snapshots available of the state of desktop GNU/Linux.

"The first thing FC5 users will see is the Anaconda installer, which has been used in Red Hat and FC for so long that you might think it has little room for improvement--but FC5 tries..."

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