Fedora Core & Fedora Linux Downloads

by Chris Tyler

Fedora Core 6 will be released on Tuesday. It is the latest and greatest distribution from the Fedora project, hardened out-of-the-box with SELinux and including Xen 3, the latest KDE and Gnome desktops, AIGLX eye candy (for the few cards that support it so far), a handful of new or rewritten management tools, and a much faster version of the Yum package-management system.

Another Fedora-related download is available today: my book, Fedora Linux: A Complete Guide to Red Hat's Community Distribution is available in PDF form from the O'Reilly web store. This provides a convenient way to access the content while on-the-go (and at a 50% discount from the book's list price). For those who prefer paper, the print edition will be out before the end of the month.

It's exciting to see my first book reach fruition. I wrote it as a hands-on guide to the complete Fedora system using the same lab-based approach as Chris Brown's SUSE Linux, and made it the type of book that I wished I had when I was coming up to speed on Linux. I hope it will prove valuable to a wide range of Fedora users.


2006-10-19 08:45:35
Link in broke.


Ming Chow
2006-10-19 09:14:47
Are you sure that FC6 will be released next Tuesday? The production release has been pushed back three times. As much as I would like FC6 right now, I prefer them to take their time and fix the critical bugs (and from what I read, they are pretty serious bugs). I am living well with Ubuntu for now. I love the simplicity and usability of it, but I do feel that Ubuntu is behind the security advances in Fedora.

2006-10-19 11:30:29
We'll have to see if FC6 ships on Tuesday, but I think most of the blocker bugs are solved so I suspect this date will stick.

(Anon: thanks for the note on the link, it's fixed now).