A quick look at the latest Fedora


Article from Issue 68/2006

Fedora opens the spring fashion season with a bold new release. We took a look at the latest collection.

Like many of the major Linux distributions, Fedora never seems to keep on schedule. Following the lead of Ubuntu and Suse, Red Hat [1] postponed the release date for the next generation of Fedora, but the Fedora Core ISO images finally hit the mirrors on March 20. New Logo, New Cards Fedora Core 5 surprises users with some new artwork, including a bubbly design and the new Fedora logo: a symmetric “f” on top of a blue infinity sign. As the creators of this new Fedora logo explain, the “f” is embedded in a speech bubble representing the voice of the community. Stretching the metaphor, the “f” supposedly stands not only for Fedora, but also for freedom [2]. Some skeptics may see this attention to the symbolism of the logo as Red Hat’s answer to the perceived lack of openness in the Fedora project itself.

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