July 29, 2009, 8:35 pm
The Fedora Project is one of the most popular Linux distributions and has been ever since Red Hat announced its creation in 2003. It is a free and open source operating system which came about as a merger between some of their commercial products. It was to be a community driven project, built entirely on free software and would be a test bed for Red Hat Enterprise Linux offerings. Even though it remains a community distribution, numerous Red Hat employees are involved and help set the direction of the project.
Usually more interested in the enterprise server side, Red Hat has recently been focusing on contributions to the desktop, which some suggest might see them make a move back to this sector. This extra attention has resulted in a great many improvements to Fedora 11 (dubbed ‚ÄúLeonidas‚Äù) which has no fewer than fifty-two new official features, many of which are a first for any Linux distribution.