Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Customized spins of Fedora

Filed under
Linux

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.

more here




More in Tux Machines

SUSE Leftovers

  • openSUSE Heroes meeting, day 2
    After a long, but exciting first day, we even managed to get some sleep before we started again and discussed the whole morning about our policies and other stuff that is now updated in the openSUSE wiki. After that, we went out for a nice lunch…
  • Installing Tumbleweed, November 2016
    The Tumbleweed system that I already have installed had desktops KDE, Gnome, XFCE and LXDE. But for recent intstalls (as with Leap 42.2), I have been going with KDE, Gnome, XFCE, LXQt, FVWM and MATE. So it seemed reasonable for the new Tumbleweed install to follow the same path. I also added Enlightenment for experimenting.

Android Leftovers

Linux Graphics

  • LibRetro's Vulkan PlayStation PSX Renderer Released
    A few days back I wrote about a Vulkan renderer for a PlayStation emulator being worked on and now the code to that Vulkan renderer is publicly available. For those wanting to relive some PlayStation One games this week or just looking for a new test case for Vulkan drivers, the Vulkan renderer for the LibRetro Beetle/Mednafen PSX emulator is now available, months after the LibRetro folks made a Vulkan renderer for the Nintendo 64 emulator.
  • Etnaviv DRM Updates Submitted For Linux 4.10
    The Etnaviv DRM-Next pull request is not nearly as exciting as MSM getting Adreno 500 series support, a lot of Intel changes, or the numerous AMDGPU changes, but it's not bad either for a community-driven, reverse-engineered DRM driver for the Vivante graphics cores.
  • Mesa 12.0.4 Being Prepped For Ubuntu 16.10/16.04
    Ubuntu is preparing Mesa 12.0.4 for Ubuntu Xenial and Yakkety users. It's not as great as Mesa 13, but at least there are some important fixes back-ported. Mesa 12.0.4 is exciting for dozens of bug fixes, including the work to offer better RadeonSI performance. But with Mesa 12.0.4 you don't have the RADV Vulkan driver, OpenGL 4.5, or the other exciting Mesa 13 work.

Games for GNU/Linux