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Nameless Fedora 21 Linux is an Opportunity for Growth

Nameless Fedora 21 Linux is an Opportunity for Growth

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora Linux community recently celebrated its 10th anniversary, capping off a decade of releases and evolution. In 2014, Fedora could be in store for its biggest evolution since the project's creation, with fewer releases and even a new naming strategy. Typically, the Fedora project has had two releases in any given year: [...]

Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

Fedora to move everything to /usr, leaving only symlinks behind

There is no way to reliably bring up a modern system with an empty /usr, there are two alternatives to fix it: copy /usr back to the rootfs or use an initramfs which can hide the split-off from the system. Historically /bin, /sbin, /lib had the purpose to contain the utilities to mount /usr. This role can now be taken by the initramfs. Because [...]

Announcing the release of Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Announcing the release of Fedora 15 (Lovelock)

Let the celebrations begin! Fedora 15 is officially here! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months. We bring to you the latest and greatest release of Fedora ever, Fedora 15! Join us and share the joy of Free software and [...]

HOWTO: Add a progress bar to Linux shell commands

HOWTO: Add a progress bar to Linux shell commands

How many times have you wished there was an easy way to view the progress of a gzip? a grep? redirected file read/writes? file copies? There are many situations where the addition of a simple progress bar would make the user experience 1 million times more bearable. Several years ago I had read about pipe viewer, or pv for short. This is truly the [...]

Fedora Rawhide Quickly Switching To Fedora 14

Fedora Rawhide Quickly Switching To Fedora 14

To eliminate having to freeze the bleeding-edge Fedora Rawhide repository once the next release of this free software Linux distribution enters its own alpha/feature freeze, a new development branch has been created so that Rawhide can immediately begin hosting packaged for the next Fedora release. In other words, beginning next week once the [...]

Man Takes Pi-Calculating Record From Supercomputer with Core i7 Desktop

Man Takes Pi-Calculating Record From Supercomputer with Core i7 Desktop

There’s sort of a guilty pleasure in seeing the ‘masters of the universe’ knocked down a notch or two. So the news that the record for calculating Pi, set by the T2K Open Supercomputer, was not just broken but broken by a lowly Core i7 machine was warmly received. The feat was performed by Fabrice Bellard. He pieced together a system [...]

Fedora 12 Unites Latest Features and Usability Into Compelling Free Distribution

Fedora 12 Unites Latest Features and Usability Into Compelling Free Distribution

The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution. Fedora 12 includes a robust feature set for desktop users, administrators, developers and open source enthusiasts alike. New [...]