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  • Red Hat Software Adding Fort Point Offices

    The new location will include an immersive briefing center for visiting executives, the first East Coast location for the company’s innovation labs and a new engineering lab, which will augment Red Hat’s 175,000-square-foot engineering and product headquarters in Westford. The engineering lab will provide collaborative space to take advantage of Boston’s tech ecosystem, Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat said in a statement.

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  • Fedora 25 Linux Beta Might Land on October 11, 2016, Beta Freeze Now in Effect

    Fedora Project's Mohan Boddu announced on September 26, 2016, that the upcoming Fedora 25 Beta milestone, which is scheduled for release next month on the 11th, is now officially in freeze stage.

    Fedora 25 is the next major release of the Red Hat-sponsored computer operating system for power users and anyone else who wants a well-designed Linux-based OS. It has been in development since July 2016, and the Alpha snapshot has hit the streets on August 30, after being delayed by a week due to some nasty regressions and bugs that have been patched quickly.

    The next stop in the Fedora 25 Linux development cycle is the Beta, which, according to the official release schedule, is now in freeze state. The Beta Freeze stage means that developers won't be allowed to add any other features to the upcoming Beta release, but only to fix blockers and other annoyances that might not offer users a quality product.

Why is Fedora Linux number six when it should be number one

The Fedora distribution is USA based, and as such, RedHat (Fedora) have to follow two sets of rules.

FOSS Free to use Open source software.
GPL2 License Only, no commercial software, aside from Adobe, ATI, or other Video card drivers.

The five other Linux distributions ahead of Fedora contain
FOSS Rule -- no commerical software
GPL2 -- a copyleft license.

A Fedora installation requires the individual to learn about other repositories, to install their configuration rpm file and then to work to build up his Fedora system to where it contains the software and codec drivers provided with each of the previous six.
That statistic about being number six originates with Distrowatch which presents (statistics for the prevous 6 months and also for the previous year.

However, the user has a choice. He can skip Fedora altogether, he can download and then manually install the codecs and necessary drivers, he can use Fedora as is, without the ability to watch CNN, BBC, Fox news or even some youtube videos and other sites that use adobe flash format.

Or he can install a Fedora Remix -- A Fedora Remix is a version of Fedora that a programmer or group of programmers has taken and embellished with the codecs and extra software to make Fedora a fully complete tool. With that embellishment, Fedora becomes equivalent or superior to the previous six listed on Distrowatch.

If a programmer off-shore takes Fedora and proceeds to add missing software, codecs and images, we end up with a superb Fedora, There are three Remixes that are outstanding

a) Korora Project
Cool Chapeau Linux
c) RfRemix (Russian based Remix, hosted on Yandex)

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