Review: Fedora 7

“Fedora 7 helps to convince me that the time when the major
GNU/Linux distributions were distinctive is rapidly passing. These
days, innovation seems centered on the desktop or the individual
program. Major distributions have become so mature that their role
is mostly integration, and they are starting to look increasingly
the same.

“Not long ago, Fedora was known for such firsts as implementing
a philosophically free Java that allowed users to take full
advantage of OpenOffice.org’s features, and adding SELinux for
enhanced security. Now, Fedora 7 is simply a well-rounded
distribution designed for beginners, and its technical innovations
are mostly minor…”


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