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Review: Red Hat Fedora 15

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Launched last week, Fedora 15, dubbed Lovelock, is the latest version of the Fedora Project's Linux-based operating system (OS).

Fedora is a Red Hat community project, and the Fedora OS is used to trial software features which, if popular, could be added to later versions of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux (RHEL) desktop and server versions. So Fedora is effectively test-driving cutting-edge features that could prove useful in RHEL distributions.

Users normally get the Fedora OS by downloading a 565MB Live-CD .iso, which can be run off an optical drive after being burnt onto a CD/DVD.

As well as being an ideal recovery system for mobile road warriors if their main OS install has problems, creating a dual-boot system with, for example, Windows would also build in another safety net if things should go awry with their main OS.

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