Fedora 7 Released

Fedora 7 has been released and represents the culmination of several goals that Fedora has spent the last few releases (spanning the course of at least 2 years) working to achieve.

This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies such as KDE 3.5.6, GNOME 2.18, Xorg 7.3 and Linux Kernel 2.6.21.

Documentation and release notes are available. Torrents are also available and ISO images can be downloaded from this list of global mirrors.

The official announcement is shown below.
Howdy, cousins! Welcome to our little Fedora hollow, where we've brewed up some mighty, mighty Fedora 7 Moonshine for your enjoyment. Here, I'll help you pour that ... and some for me ... *cough, cough* Smoooooth ... sure does taste good. It's been sitting here in the jug for almost a whole month now! Go ahead and help yourself to some more:


What's the most important thing to do if you are upgrading your Fedora version? Why, that's easy! Read the release notes, it prevents hangovers:


What are new things to do with your Moonshine?

* Mix and remix this Moonshine to come up with as many flavored drinks as there is Joe-Pye weed in the Appalachians. Want an OS to send home with the students or staff? Add packages, remove packages, spin it any way you like. Let a thousand distros bloom!

* Bottle up that custom mix and call it an appliance. ISV building an appliance product? Make an RPM, identify the minimal number of packages needed for an appliance around that RPM, then build a distro and a live image. Easy as moon pie.

Gol' darn, but this is good 'shine. *hic* There, is that enough? No? Here, let me pour us some more, and we can toast the most important part of this Moonshine -- the makers. You thought I made it? Oh, no. No special elite brewmaster here, I'm just a bartender, and this log is my bar! Ha ha. No, really ... see ...

Fedora 7 is the first release where the development was one hunnerd and one per-cent in the community. How? It's simple, cousin -- all the code was merged into a single external repository. Why? Same great distribution quality, even more high-quality developers able to work directly with the code and improve the flavor of over 7500 packages.

Grab that jug, look inside, and you find:

* KDE? Yep, with Moonshine, Fedora and KDE are gettin' downright friendly with each other.

* Laptops? A tickless kernel means better power consumption for laptops; extended wireless functionality, meaning more chances hardware will Just Work. Yee-ha!

* Get those Live images, burn CDs or DVDs, and share them with your friends and neighbors. This is the first Fedora distribution with full Live CD/DVD capability.

* Interoperability? Let's start with resizing and reading of NTFS file systems. How about those Liberation fonts, d'you like how they just slip right in where other fonts were used?

* Why stop with just one fruit jar of virtualization? This release includes support for KVM and overall more virtualization capability.

* As always, tasty new graphics for the Fedora 7 desktop, as well as an updated Website look and functionality, including a new build and package update system.

More? Read up at:


Oops, looks like we drank up all that jug. Guess I'll just make a trip over the torrents to get me another. All right, then, we'll see you. Y'all come back soon now, ya hear?

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