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Fedora 8

Fedora 8

Yes, the not-so-long awaited Fedora 8 has been released, just a day after the release of RHEL 5.1. Thanks to the official announcement and pre-announcement from Fedora mailing-list. Although I’m still not a Fedora fan nor use it in my daily life, I do closely follow its development.

To celebrate this, let us enjoy the Fedora 8 theme song!

(To the tune of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”)

It’s close to midnight and something cool is coming through the “tubes”
It’s looking real tight, a distro for the experts and the n00bs
With Live CDs* so you can try it out before installing
Or DVDs so you can have the packages you choose
No way to lose

‘Cause it’s Fedora, Fedora 8
We’d love to have you join us and together we’ll be great
Using Fedora, Fedora 8
Just click the link and rescue your computer’s future today

Hotplugging speakers, you realize PulseAudio is sweet
You feel the power of kernel 2.6.23
You close your eyes but then you can’t see all the gorgeous artwork
You want online? New NetworkManager helps you explore
And try out BigBoard

‘Cause it’s Fedora, Fedora 8
This is the leading edge of free and open source today
You’ve got Fedora, Fedora 8
A brand-new shiny desktop with the latest, greatest awaits

(BRIDGE)
Now firewalls, you will find, are a ball to configurate
Virtual hosts you can manage the most secure way
(It makes your day)
Now you can authenticate

They’re out to get you, security enhancements stop them cold
You want your codecs? Codeina is the legal way to go
We’ve got the spins — developers, electronics, and gaming
And that’s not all, we wanted to make sure your Java’s free
So we’ve got IcedTea

Inside Fedora, Fedora 8
We promise Number 9 is no more than six months away, world
Fedora, Fedora 8
So get aboard the torrent, share Fedora, score a new Fedora, by next May
‘Cause it’s Fedora, Fedora 8
You get to keep both pieces anytime that something breaks, girl
Fedora, Fedora 8
If only Vincent Price could read this killer filler:

“Werewolf” moves across the land
Router meltdowns close at hand
Sysadmins in search of blood
For those who caused this bandwidth flood
And whosoever took the risk
But failed to make an extra disc
Must face the Bastard Op from Hell
And lose his access to the shell

The best of Linux now is here
To kill the FUD and strike with fear
The hearts of those who steal your rights
And hide their code far from your sight
Closed source takes away what’s yours
But you’ll never shake the horror
Until you taste the freedom and
The power of FEDORA!

I would like to recommend some good readings on Fedora 8 from ex Fedora guy, energetic Fedora boy and Red Hat staff. Also, Thorsten Leemhuis is kind enough to announce the availability of rpm.livna.org repositories for Fedora 8. As usual, read the release notes and release summary for more details.

And to my surprise, the development of Fedora 9 will start very soon, pheww!

Comments

{ 7 } Comments

  1. Hasbullah Pit | November 9, 2007 at 11:59 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 on Mac OS Mac OS

    aku pun ex fedora guy kot

    tapi aku nak berbalik ke fedora.

    macOSX tak berapa sesuai dgn aku

    dulu masa aku guna fedora, aku tak guna GNOME dia

    aku guna GNOME build guna tangan.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 on Mac OS Mac OS
  2. Irwan | November 9, 2007 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
    Using Opera Mini/Mobile Opera Mini/Mobile 4.0.9751

    Tak ingat pulak yg ko sempat sentuh Fedora. Ingat last sekali Red Hat Linux 9. Fedora on Mac Mini, cool gak tu.

    Using Opera Mini/Mobile Opera Mini/Mobile 4.0.9751
  3. dolphin | November 10, 2007 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    fedora?
    jgn lupa iso

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux
  4. Hasbullah Pit | November 12, 2007 at 2:03 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 on Mac OS Mac OS

    Fedora untuk athlon aku tu, dah lama tak idup

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.7 on Mac OS Mac OS
  5. pakyu | November 14, 2007 at 9:36 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux

    dah ada iso ?

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.8 on Ubuntu Linux Ubuntu Linux
  6. irwan | November 14, 2007 at 5:37 pm | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 on Windows Windows XP

    Piju,
    Belum, aku belum ada mood nak men”download”; dah la line tak superb mana, aku pun sememangnya bukan pengguna Fedora.

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 2.0.0.9 on Windows Windows XP
  7. x | November 16, 2007 at 1:12 am | Permalink
    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 on Linux Linux

    bukan pengguna fedora ?

    Using Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Firefox 1.0.6 on Linux Linux

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