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Whats new in F14?

  1. 2. Who am I? Promoter of Creative Commons FOSS Advocate Tech teacher – do people need a lab for an event? --- Fedora Ambassador Co-Founder GidgetKitchen Community Manager- Zareason
  2. 3. Geeknic.org Mark Terranova PenLUG December 8, 2010
  3. 4. Fun Stuff
  4. 5. What's new in Fedora 14 ‘Laughlin’ Mark Terranova PenLUG December 8, 2010
  5. 7. Quick Facts <ul><li>New release every six months
  6. 8. Free and open source applications only
  7. 9. Free and open source infrastructure
  8. 10. Red Hat is the primary sponsor
  9. 11. Maintained by volunteers largely (~70%)
  10. 12. Nearly 15,000 installable software packages
  11. 13. Rapid progress of free and open source software </li></ul>
  12. 14. Four Foundations of Fedora <ul><li>Freedom
  13. 15. Friends
  14. 16. Features
  15. 17. First </li></ul>
  16. 18. Rapid Innovation <ul><li>NetworkManager
  17. 19. SELinux
  18. 20. PulseAudio
  19. 21. PackageKit
  20. 22. Plymouth
  21. 23. DeviceKit
  22. 24. ABRT: Automatic Bug Reporting Tool </li></ul>
  23. 25. Fedora – Then and Now <ul><li>Fedora - Then </li><ul><li>Fedora Core </li><ul><li>Red Hat Only
  24. 26. Internal infrastructure
  25. 27. Update system with announcements
  26. 28. Freezes </li></ul><li>Fedora Extras </li><ul><li>Anybody
  27. 29. Not on release media
  28. 30. No announcements for updates and no freezes </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Fedora - Now </li><ul><li>No Core/Extras
  29. 31. Just Fedora
  30. 32. Open infrastructure
  31. 33. Public participation
  32. 34. Subset of packages on install media
  33. 35. Over half a dozen official spins </li></ul></ul>
  34. 36. Spins and Remixes <ul><li>Red Hat Enterprise Linux
  35. 37. OLPC XO / SoaS / Education Spin
  36. 38. Moblin
  37. 39. Fedora Design Suite
  38. 40. KDE / LXDE / Xfce
  39. 41. Fedora Security Lab
  40. 42. Fedora Electronics Lab
  41. 43. Roll your own: http://spins.fedoraproject.org </li></ul>
  42. 44. Fedora and Red Hat Enterprise Linux <ul><li>Fedora
  43. 45. Community Project
  44. 46. Will always be free and open source </li><ul><li>Rapid innovation </li><ul><li>Community maintained and supported </li></ul><li>Over 15,000 packages
  45. 47. New release every six months and each release maintained for about 13 months
  46. 48. Updates include new features frequently
  47. 49. Create value </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RHEL </li><ul><li>Commercial open source product sold under subscription
  48. 50. Red Hat maintained and supported
  49. 51. Small subset of Fedora – about 2,500 packages
  50. 52. New releases every 2 to 3 years and supported for 7 years
  51. 53. Updates focused on security and bug fixes only with selected backporting of new features
  52. 54. Derive value </li></ul></ul>
  53. 55. What’s new in Fedora 14? <ul><li>Spice: Provides a complete open source solution for interaction with virtualized desktops and provides high-quality remote access to QEMU virtual machines.
  54. 56. Mobility options: Fedora 14 includes software from the MeeGo™ project which is designed to support platforms such as netbooks, nettops, and various embedded devices
  55. 57. Amazon EC2: For the first time since Fedora 8, Fedora will release on the EC2 cloud.
  56. 58. D Compiler: Support for D, a systems programming language. Its focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python
  57. 59. 3D improvements to free Nouveau driver
  58. 60. Perl updated to 5.12
  59. 61. Python updated to 2.7
  60. 62. KDE version 4.5
  61. 63. NetBeans updated to version 6.9 </li></ul>
  62. 64. What’s new in Fedora 14 for system administrators/developers? <ul><li>OpenSCAP security tool
  63. 65. Xen to KVM migration
  64. 66. NetBeans 6.9
  65. 67. Parallel-installable Python 3 stack (held over from Fedora 13)
  66. 68. Xen kernel support
  67. 69. Varnish update to 2.1.3
  68. 70. GNUStep support
  69. 71. Language-specific features for Ada, C, C++, Fortran and Java
  70. 72. Kernel – 2.6.35 at time of release Nov. 2 </li></ul>
  71. 73. Fedora 14 architectures <ul><li>x86: AMD, Cyrix, Intel and VIA (i686) 200 MHz Pentium Pro or better for text mode 400 MHz Pentium Pro or better for graphical mode
  72. 74. X86-64 requirements 256 MB RAM for text mode 512 MB RAM for graphical mode 512 MB or higher recommended
  73. 75. PowerPC Old and New World PowerPC (Old World with BootX) PlayStation 3 and Genesi Pegasos II </li></ul>
  74. 76. Questions? #fedora on FreeNode MarkDude on #fedora-ambassadors [email_address] Slides are available @ http://www.slideshare.net/markterranova/F14 Thanks to Larry Cafiero for the slides, and Zareason for the badges

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