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Meet Pidora, the New Official Fedora Remix For Raspberry Pi 51

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An anonymous reader writes "Today Fedora and the Seneca Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) announced the release of Pidora 18, an optimized Fedora remix for the Raspberry Pi. It's based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture with greater speed and includes packages from the Fedora 18 package set. It's also the launch of the Pidora name. (The older version of Fedora for the Pi was called the Fedora Raspberry Pi Remix.)"
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Meet Pidora, the New Official Fedora Remix For Raspberry Pi

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  • by Nimatek (1836530) on Thursday May 23, 2013 @09:49AM (#43802325)
    This is already providing some immature amusement to Russian speaking individuals.
    • by Pi1grim (1956208)

      Well, I'm pretty sure english-speaking users would be even more amused if the name sounded something like "faggot", which is just a bassoon in russian, so, yeah, immature public will always get excited over weird names. And before releasing something you might want to check if it sounds right in other languages.

    • Hell, what's wrong with immature amusements once in a while? I bet most of bearded and mature 40+ years old Russian-speaking programmers will at least smirk upon seeing this news. Not to say anything about younger ones. There's already a discussion on habrahabr.ru with some... immature but amusing comments. Creativity, even in this form, is something that adds flavor to life, don't you think?
    • This is nothing new.

      In "classical" (sic.) music you missed Mozart's "Leck mich im Arsch" (literally "Lick me in the arse") canon in B-flat major.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leck_mich_im_Arsch [wikipedia.org]

      • Of course. /oblg. Futurama

        Fry: Did you build the Smelloscope?
        Professor Hubert Farnsworth: No, I remembered that I'd built one last year. Go ahead, try it. You'll find that every heavenly body has its
        own particular scent. Here, I'll point it at Jupiter.
        Fry: Smells like strawberries.
        Professor Hubert Farnsworth: Exactly. And now, now Saturn.
        Fry: Pine needles. Oh, man, this is great... hey, as long as you don't make me smell Uranus.
        Leela: I don't get it.
        Professor Hubert Farnsworth: I'm sorry, Fry, but astronome

  • by Anonymous Coward
    I saw that name and read it as Pia Zadora.

    I think it moved a little.
  • I'm a native russian speaker. Product named like that when translated back will look like 'faggot'. It would be less offensive if you call it 'fagdoora' =)
    • I dunno. A bloke asked me, "Can I screw you for a fag?" once. I gave him the cigarette he requested, despite knowing I'd never be repaid. No homo.

      I'll give you one guess what "Windows" means in geek...

      • I'm not telling you about gay people. No homophobia here, no.

        What I actually say is that the expected reaction from an average russian-speakin user is highly predictable. 'Pidor' is a banned word, it is highly offensive, maybe the closer analog will be your 'nigger'. Would you use such a distribution, like, 'Nigger Linux' ?
  • by Begemot (38841) on Thursday May 23, 2013 @10:45AM (#43802911) Homepage

    Work hard, release a cool product and all the geeks are talking about is how it sounds in Russian

    • You say like there is no 155 million people [wikipedia.org] on this planet
      • by Begemot (38841)

        Nope, I say maybe it deserves one comment that doesn't try to make fun of its name

      • How many of those will be Pi users and how many of those users will take offence to the point that they will complain about their free software or refuse to use it?

        I couldn't give a cow's twat what they call it - why should anybody care?

        • by Mondor (704672)

          It doesn't matter how many of them will ever use Pi. But it's the name of the Linux distribution. Naming official distribution this way makes it harder for overall Linux success. Linux user won't say that Windows is gay anymore. Because you know what? Pidora Linux! (translation from Russian: Linux of the faggot).

    • by SMOKEING (1176111)

      This is a perfect example of brand blunder [wikipedia.org]. No offence to the Canadian team, but a perfect brand blunder it is. It's probably not a direct equivalent of pushing a product badly mis-named for the target market, but it will eventuate in a whole lot of misunderstandings, all totally undeserved.

      A little bit of linguistic research would be appropriate. OTOH, we have GIMP, and everyone is getting happily along with it...

  • News for lazy nerds (Score:2, Interesting)

    by ArcadeMan (2766669)

    Wake me up when you can run a lightweight Linux distro on an Arduino.

    What do you mean, it'll never fit and it's too slow? Learn to trim your software first, stop increasing the required hardware.

    We used to have home computers with less computing power than an ATmega328, so get off my lawn!

    • We used to have home computers with less computing power than an ATmega328, so get off my lawn!

      ...which also didn't run Linux. But I'm curious: even if it were possible, what would you do with Linux on an Arduino?

      BTW, an ATmega644 - a chip very similar to the processors used in Arduinos - was used in one of the early Raspberry Pi prototypes [raspberrypi.org] (if one can call a device utterly different to the final product a prototype). It didn't run Linux either.

      • by BitZtream (692029)

        Technically, you can run the rasppi versions on a 644 via external storage and the ATmega ARM emulator.

        Takes hours to get to an Emergancy she'll, and days to get to X but it has been done.

        QEMUs soft emulators will run on just about anything given a little effort.

    • Wake me up when you can run a lightweight Linux distro on an Arduino.

      Would you prefer Perduino or Pidorino?

    • What do you mean, it'll never fit and it's too slow? Learn to trim your software first, stop increasing the required hardware.

      *cough*entitled*cough*!
      Why don't *you* trim the software, oh lazy one...

  • In soviet Russia, translator errors YOU!

    Or something...

  • Pia Zadora.
    mmmmmmmmmmm!
  • I bought a couple to experiment with. Yeah, they're fine little boards you can ssh into. I thought the hardware accelerated video was going to be the killer feature, so I got a few of the XBMC images, played some videos, and, then googled to find all the people who are also complaining about blocking artifacts, lockups, and generally buggy video decoding on the things. Got the latest firmware updates, etc.

    So, useless for that purpose, but it doesn't say so on the tin. Maybe I'll grab Pidora and set them

    • Yeah, it is a pity the 2D & 3D performance is total crap. I would of loved to write/tweak the OpenGL ES drivers for it, but thanks to Broadcom for not exposing ANY of the low level registers.

      It would of been a REAL nice board.

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