It’s no secret that out of all the Linux distros I use, Red Hat/Fedora is what I keep coming back to for bread and butter systems. I’m extremely excited and anxiously awaiting a preview of Fedora
core 7. At the rate linux distros are going I can’t wait to see where we can be later this year. I just read a note from the fedora-dev list which notes a few interesting things about Fedora core 7. Here’s what I find interesting in no order.
- Core and Extras are being merged into one big happy family!
- New Pungi tool to spin all releases
- LiveCDs will be a part of the release path
- Quicker boot and shutdown
- Enchanced wireless support and function for most chipsets
- Encrypted Filesystem support
- Tickless kernel
- Nouveau drivers (nVidia)
- Faster Yum/RPM
Obviously that isn’t everything. I’ll be riding the torrent on Jan 30th to download and install Fedora 7 test 1, I expect good things as first runs go.