July 6, 2005
Review: Fedora Core 4
The latest version of Red Hat’s community-developed operating system, Fedora Core 4 (FC4), has been released by the Fedora Project. Fedora Core 4 comes packed with GNOME 2.10, KDE 3.4, Firefox 1.0.4, OpenOffice.org 2.0 (1.9.104), X.org 6.8.2 and a 2.6.11-based kernel. FC4 adds to this impressive lineup, by including the GNU GCC 4.0 compiler suite, built-in OS virtualization with Xen, GFS clustering file system, PowerPC (ppc/ppc64) architecture support and Fedora Extras. As with previous releases of Fedora Core, this latest version aims to deliver stability, performance and security along with a great mix of the latest open source technologies. So let’s take a look at what’s good and what’s not in Fedora Core 4.