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Red Hat’s Fedora 8 Hope: An All-Purpose Linux Foundation

“Over the years, Red Hat’s Fedora has made a name for itself as
a version of Linux for enthusiasts, developers, and those who want
to try the latest thing in open-source software. But a curious
feature of the new version 8, to be released Thursday, is the
ability to strip out the Fedora identity altogether.

“The reason: Red Hat wants Fedora to be a foundation for those
who want to build their own Linux products on a Fedora foundation.
With Fedora 8, that’s easier, because all the Fedora-specific
elements are wrapped up into one neatly optional package, said
project leader Max Spevack…”

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