Jun 1 2007
A new version of my favourite Linux distribution was released today. The special thing about Fedora 7 is that it was fully developed by its open source community. It can be downloaded as a DVD or CD ISO format, or as live CD’s if you just want to test drive the operating system. The 2.7 GB DVD will take about 5 hours to download on the typical broadband connection.
Fedora 7 has the 2.6.20 kernel and its the first release to be created with its revolutionary build system, which simplifies the construction of Fedora-based software appliances. It’s desktops have the current version of KDE and Gnome, and there is a wealth of updated applications available with the installer media.
There is also better power management which is great news for notebook computer owners. For those who are dual-booting with Windows, Fedora 7 can read the NTFS file system. I was able to do this with 3rd party tools, but I’m glad that it’s built into the OS now.
You can download Fedora 7 at fedoraproject.org/get-fedora.html.