Distro: Fedora

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  1. LinuxDotOrg

    LinuxDotOrg Administrator

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    WHAT IS FEDORA?
    Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a collection of software that makes your computer run. You can use Fedora in addition to, or instead of, other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows� or Mac OS X�. The Fedora operating system is completely free of cost for you to enjoy and share.
    The Fedora Project is the name of a worldwide community of people who love, use, and build free software. We want to lead in the creation and spread of free code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology. Red Hat invests in Fedora to encouragecollaboration and incubate innovative new free software technologies.
    WHAT MAKES FEDORA DIFFERENT?We believe in the value of free software, and fight to protect and promote solutions anyone can use and redistribute. Not only is the Fedora operating system made from free software, but we use free software exclusively to provide it to you. This web site, in fact, is made from free software and serves millions of people every month.
    We also believe in the power of collaboration. Our developers work with free software project teams around the world we call "upstream." They create much of the software found in Fedora. We collaborate closely with them so everyone can benefit from our work, and get access to improvements as soon as possible. By working in the same direction as these project teams, we can ensure that free software works better together, and provides the best experience for users. We also can include improvements quickly, which helps not only users, but the upstream as well.
    We also believe in empowering others to pursue their own visions of a free operating system. Anyone can remix Fedora into a new product with a new name. We even provide the tools in Fedora itself. In fact, Fedora is already the foundation for derivatives such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the One Laptop Per Child XO, and the Creative CommonsLive Content DVDs.

    WHAT ARE FEDORA'S CORE VALUES?The four foundations of freedom, features, friends, and first are the core values of the Fedora community. Read more about them below.

    [​IMG] Freedom

    We believe we should use and distribute the software and content we promote to accomplish our mission of advancing free software. We provide free alternatives to proprietary code and content to make Fedora completely free and redistributable for everyone. That way, anyone can use any of our work for their own purposes, without legal hassles, to further spread free software.

    [​IMG] Friends

    We believe success comes from a strong community, made of people from around the world, working together. There's a place in Fedora foranyone who supports our values and wants to help. By collaborating with each other openly and transparently, and with a strong, supportive partnership with our sponsors, we can achieve great things.

    [​IMG] Features

    We believe the hard work of creating new technical features makes free software more powerful, flexible, and useful for millions of people. We don't mind shaking up the status quo, when it means we can more effectively move free software forward. And we do it by collaborating directly with the many software communities whose work is distributed by Fedora. That way everyone benefits, regardless of whether they use Fedora or not.

    [​IMG] First

    We believe in the power of innovation and showing off new work in our releases. Since we release twice a year, you never have to wait long to see the latest and greatest software, while there are other Linux products derived from Fedora you can use for long-term stability. We always keep Fedora moving forward so that you can see the future first.


    Please visit FedoraProject.org and support their distribution at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Contribute

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  2. emekadavid

    emekadavid Member Staff Writer

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    and i believe in fedora. even when online friends asked me to use some other linux distro, i loved fedora from the first day i was introduced to it and it has always been love at first bytes.
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    ryanvade Administrator Staff Member Staff Writer

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  4. Mohanvamshi Kodali

    Mohanvamshi Kodali New Member

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    for older hardware always use lxde and xfce versions
  5. joel00

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    fedora was the first linux distro that uses and I do not regret this
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    as a green hand of this,I think it's too hard to understand.PS:my English is not so good. :(
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    @Nipa

    1) Use Google Translate or similar

    2) Look for a Linux Forum or group that uses your first language.
  8. ZHANG/ZHIKUN

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    I meet debian first in my R-project so I prefer it more. Should try federa after reading this intro.
  9. Eddie G.

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    I've been using Fedora since release # 14, it was my first exposure to Linux and ever since leaving Windows?...I've been happier than ever! I no longer have to worry about weird error mesages, or applications that install OTHER applications without my consent because the checkbox to NOT install it is hidden. I don't worry about trojans, or Java executables running in the background causing havoc. Nor do I worry about my "licenses" for an office suite or media player expiring. Talk about "freedom"? this is awesome! I have dabbled a bit with some other distros...(Ubuntu...Salix....Mint....openSuSE...Debian..CEntOS and Scientific Linux to name a few..) but I keep coming back to Fedora. Some people complain about the "new" Gnome interface but for me?..it's so different and a joy to use. I will be using this dostro for as long as it exists...and since their tied in to Red Hat Enterprise Linux?...I imagine that might be for quitre some time! Long Live The Fedora Project!!!

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