Linux Fedora 7

RedHat introduced Fedora 7 offering a build capability that enables custom distributions, in an open-source process, thus attracting new products/developers to RedHat to develop custom Linux configurations.

It offers a number of key features as described in Red Hat's Fedora site. The most prominent enhancements include:

  • Open build process. Custom Linux configurations can use the same build process and tools used by Red Hat; these tools and processes are open-sourced.
  • Architectures. Supports Intel/AMD x-86 32-and-64-bit, and Power PC, ppc.
  • Virtualization. Virtualization is supported via KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) and Qemu technologies, and by Xen.
  • Virtualization manager. The Fedora graphical virtualization manager can be used to manage Virtual Machine instances.
  • Kernel. Fedora 7 is built on top of 2.6.21 Linux-kernel.
Along with Ubuntu, Fedora and other Linux distributions have a great feature that differentiates these products from Novell's SuSE and Xandros: free of patent agreements with Microsoft.

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