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Comment Re:How does Fedora compare to Ubuntu? (Score 1) 154

Okay, I'll bite:

> RPM [...] Example: still uses mainly file-based dependencies

That's not true. It _can_ but primarily does not use file-based dependencies. I think, realistically, from a packaging perspective, you'll find places where both RPM and deb suck, and where they both have strengths — it's kind of half-a-dozen-of-one, six-of-the-other. From a user perspective, it barely ever matters even a little bit.

> Another example: executable scripts to initialize network interfaces.

I assume you mean the legacy ifup/ifdown scripts? The primary and default path is NetworkManager, instead. Or did you _want_ this done with shell scripts? Unclear from your post.

Comment Re:How does Fedora compare to Ubuntu? Not well... (Score 1) 154

Not many people want to reload their OS every 6 months.

Supporting a release for an extended period of time is very expensive, both in terms of actual money but also in demands on volunteer time — and despite Red Hat sponsorship, Fedora is largely a volunteer project. We could choose to focus on a longer lifetime, but that would come at the expense of other areas (like bringing new tech to users quickly while still doing a decent amount of QA). So, instead, we've worked on making upgrades as painless as possible. You definitely don't need to reload your OS every six months — you can do an update, which in this release took me about 25 minutes, the first five-ten of which were downloading the needed packages while I kept working, and the rest could have happened while I went for coffee. Additionally, we test upgrades from not just the previous release, but one back, so if you want, you can take this half an hour once a year rather than every six months.

Submission + - Fedora 24 Now Generally Available, Delivers New Cloud and Container Features (businesswire.com)

An anonymous reader writes: The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc., sponsored and community-driven open source collaboration, today announced the general availability of Fedora 24, the first 2016 release of the fully-open Fedora operating system. As with previous Fedora releases, Fedora 24 comprises a set of base packages that form the foundation of three distinct editions: Fedora 24 Cloud, Fedora 24 Server, and Fedora 24 Workstation.

At a foundational level, Fedora 24 now includes glibc 2.23 for better performance and improvements to POSIX compliance and GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 6. All base packages have been rebuilt with GCC 6, providing better code optimization across all Fedora 24 editions and improving the overall stability of each addition.

While enhanced features and bug fixes have been delivered for all editions, Fedora 24 emphasizes new tools and capabilities for developers seeking to better leverage Linux containers and orchestration technologies, like Kubernetes. This is highlighted through the inclusion of OpenShift Origin, a Kubernetes distribution for application development and deployment, with Fedora 24 Cloud to help create an overall smoother experience for Fedora Cloud users building and launching containerized applications.

Comment Re:Last Fedora released on time? (Score 1) 65

This is basically due to a misconception around the Fedora release policy. Some projects work on a strict calendar basis; others work on "release when ready". Fedora has always had a hybrid approach. We aim for a certain target, but we're integrating a huge amount of upstream software over which we mostly have little control, and it's almost inevitable that something isn't up to standards at that time.

PS: We're slipping a week for F23. :)

Submission + - Apple May Start Accepting Android Phones As Trade-Ins

HughPickens.com writes: Bloomberg reports that according to a person with knowledge of the matter, Apple plans to start accepting non-Apple devices as trade-ins as the company seeks to extend market-share gains against Android smartphones. Apple is seeking to fuel even more iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales after selling 74.5 million units in the last three months of 2014. Thanks to record sales, shipments of iPhones surpassed Android in the US with 47.7 percent of the market compared with Android’s 47.6 percent. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook Apple "experienced the highest Android switcher rate in any of the last three launches in the three previous years." While Android phones don’t hold their value as well as iPhones, it still makes sense for Apple Stores to accept them, says Israel Ganot, former CEO of Gazelle Inc., an online mobile device trade-in company. “Apple can afford to pay more than the market value to get you to switch over," says Ganot, "on the idea that you’re going to fall in love with the iOS ecosystem and stay for a long time."

Submission + - Uber shut down in multiple countries following raids (bbc.com)

wired_parrot writes: Worldwide raids were carried out against Uber offices in Germany, France and South Korea. In Germany, the raids followed a court ruling banning Uber from operating without a license. In Paris, raids followed an investigation into deceptive practices. And in South Korea, 30 people, including Uber's CEO, were charged with running an illegal taxi service.

Submission + - The first stars in the Universe were invisible

StartsWithABang writes: You'd think it would be enough to form some stars, and "let there be light" would be a reality. But these stars don't become visible for literally hundreds of millions of years until after they form. It's not that they don't emit light — they do — but rather that the Universe is opaque to that light for up to half a billion years after those stars form. While modern telescopes like Hubble are inherently limited by this fact, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will observe in wavelengths that these dusty particles ought to be transparent to, might be able to finally probe the true light from the very first stars.

Submission + - Fedora 21 Released (fedoraproject.org) 2

linuxscreenshot writes: The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 21, ready to run on your desktops, servers and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you're going to be very pleased with the results. As part of the Fedora.next initiative, Fedora 21 comes in three flavors: Cloud, Server, and Workstation. The Fedora Workstation is a new take on desktop development from the Fedora community. Our goal is to pick the best components, and integrate and polish them. This work results in a more polished and targeted system than you've previously seen from the Fedora desktop.

Here are screenshots for Fedora 21 GNOME, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, and MATE

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