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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
When Fedora 7 was released, one of the big features that we talked about was the idea of customized spins of the distribution.
Now that Fedora 8 is on the way, it’s useful to look and see how we have done, and what sort of custom spins have been created.
The Fedora Project released both a GNOME- and a KDE-based spin for Fedora 7. For Fedora 8, once again we have those two spins, and we add to them a developer spin, and an electronics lab spin. These spins can be placed on a CD, DVD, or USB key and are “live,” meaning that they can be booted and run off of that media, without having to touch a hard disk. Each spin ncludes an icon on the desktop that the user may double-click in order to initiate an full installation. We also provide detailed instructions to assist in the creation of bootable USB drives that run Fedora.
As always, Fedora tries to stay as close to the latest upstream as possible. Fedora 8 is no different, as almost every package has been updated.
The rest of this article will discuss the four spins that were made available with Fedora 8 Test 2.