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Red Hat Begins Testing Core 5 237

Posted by Zonk
from the new-toys dept.
Robert wrote to mention a CBR Online article which reports that Red Hat has begun testing on Fedora Core 5. From the article: "The next version of Raleigh, North Carolina-based Red Hat's enterprise Linux distribution is not scheduled for release until the second half of 2006 but will include stateless Linux and Xen virtualization functionality and improved management capabilities. Fedora Core 5 Release 1 includes updated support for XenSource Inc's open source server virtualization software, as well as new versions of the Gnome and KDE user interfaces, and the final version of the OpenOffice.org application suite."
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Red Hat Begins Testing Core 5

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  • Re:5? (Score:3, Funny)

    by Taladar (717494) on Friday November 25, 2005 @01:27PM (#14113759)
    SuSE and Mandrake use version numbers around ten. If Redhat doesn't want to look old they have to advance faster. Basic marketing bullshit 101.
  • I was browsing a baseball site the other day and they kept using terms like "suicide squeeze" and "relief pitcher". Bastards.

    Clue : If you're reading a tech news site with a leaning to Linux, it'll probably help to have some idea of the latest major developments in technology, as they relate to Linux. If you don't know what Xen is, or what a virtual server is, it's not as if it's hard to find out [wikipedia.org]
  • Re:5? (Score:5, Funny)

    by DrWhizBang (5333) on Friday November 25, 2005 @02:41PM (#14114099) Homepage Journal
    Everybody knows you can't use version number over 9. Why do you think Apple went to "X" and are holding it there? At the same time, point releases are so 1990 - Look at how Sun abandoned them entirely by dropping the "2" from "2.7". Microsoft, on the other hand, decided that people don't like numbers, so have thrown them out entirely.

    Redhat got up to 9, and had to reset the counter with Fedora Core. The next step is to build your version numbers up again (since point releases are passe). Mark my words - once it hits Fedora Core 9, they will rename it to "Fedora NG R1" or something silly like that.

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