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Paul W. Frields

Flock 2016: Kraków, Poland

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the 2016 Flock conference, coming August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. At Flock, Fedora contributors gather to promote and discuss ideas to improve our distro, community, and userbase, and promote our core values: Freedom, Friends, Features, First…. Continue Reading →

Pagure: DIY git project hosting

Pagure is a new, full featured git repository service for the web, written in Python. It is similar to other popular git forges like Github and Gitlab, allowing open source contributors to share and collaborate on code and content. By the… Continue Reading →

Beginner’s guide to IRC

IRC, short for Internet Relay Chat, is a great way for individuals and teams to communicate and work together. Although there are new apps like Slack that mimic it, IRC itself has been around for decades. It’s a time-tested system with a… Continue Reading →

Future Fedora upgrades

Most users are interested in Fedora upgrades. Each release brings improvements, and frequent releases are a hallmark of open source software. Releases of Fedora happen twice a year, and many users take advantage of improvements by upgrading to each new release. There are several… Continue Reading →

Kernel release cycle

Not all users worry about the kernel. Often the kernel becomes more important to users when: system hardware is new and not yet working perfectly in Linux system hardware behaves differently after a kernel update Arguably, however, the kernel is the most important… Continue Reading →

systemd: Unit dependencies and order

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve guessed from our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. One of the most important changes in systemd from legacy SysVinit is how it starts up… Continue Reading →

systemd: Using the journal

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd. The powerful startup and management system contains many useful functions. One is journald, which logs data about your system and the services it runs. Knowing more about the journal helps you easily discover information and troubleshoot… Continue Reading →

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The… Continue Reading →

Fedora 23 Beta released!

The Fedora 23 Beta is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make Fedora 23 be the best release ever, or just want to get a sneak peek? Download the prerelease from our Get… Continue Reading →

Add power to your terminal with powerline

A while ago, Fedora Magazine posted this interview with Rackspace architect Major Hayden where he mentioned the powerline utility. If you often use a terminal, you too might find powerline useful. It gives you helpful status information, and helps you stay… Continue Reading →

Videos from Flock 2015 in Rochester are available now

Recently, the Fedora community gathered in Rochester, New York for Flock 2015, our annual conference for contributors. There were dozens of workshops and presentations at Flock, covering subjects like new technology, documentation, and grassroots promotion of Fedora. Were you not able to attend… Continue Reading →

Precise audio control with Fedora

Audio routing in Fedora is very flexible. This simple Sound settings panel comes with Fedora Workstation. It has everything most users need: But what if you want a little more power over the sound on your system? The PulseAudio system that handles audio… Continue Reading →

Fedora 23 Alpha released!

The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 23 Alpha Workstation Get Fedora 23 Alpha Server Get Fedora 23 Alpha Cloud Get Fedora… Continue Reading →

Saving laptop power with powertop.

If there’s one thing you want from a laptop, it’s long battery life. You want every drop of power you can get to work, read, or just be entertained on a long jaunt. So it’s good to know where your power is going. You can… Continue Reading →

Flock 2015 conference deadlines

Flock is the premier Fedora community conference for North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Flock will be held August 12-15 in Rochester, New York, USA. Pre-registration is open for the conference. Attendance is free and open to all. To… Continue Reading →

Terminal job notifications in Fedora 22 Workstation

GNOME 3.16’s Terminal job notifications let you know when a long-running background task is done. Fedora 22 Workstation includes this great new feature.

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