What is the GRUB2 boot loader?

There are various things that make up an operating system. In any operating system, one of the most critical parts is powering on the machine. During this process, the computer will execute a small program in read-only memory (ROM) to… Continue Reading →

Getting started with Inkscape on Fedora

Inkscape is a popular, full-featured, free and open source vector graphics editor available in the official Fedora repositories. It’s specifically tailored for creating vector graphics in the SVG format. Inkscape is great for creating and manipulating pictures and illustrations. It’s also… Continue Reading →

FCAIC in the House

The who in the where? On 3 October I officially1 started my new role as the Fedora Community Action and Impact Coordinator2 (abbreviated to FCAIC, pronounced “F-cake”). The job is like many other roles called “Community Manager” or “Community Lead.”… Continue Reading →

How to Install Atom in Fedora

A text editor is an important tool for developers, since they spend a lot of time using one. This article is about Atom, a cool modern editor. Atom is a free and open source text editor developed in 2015 by Github. Its developer… Continue Reading →

Raspberry Pi (2 and 3) support in Fedora 25 Beta!

This article comes courtesy of Peter Robinson, member of the Fedora release engineering team. Peter has worked for several years on the general release and also hardware architectures such as ARM and Power. Here, Peter announces some big news for Raspberry Pi hackers…. Continue Reading →

Kernel 4.9 merge window highlights

The 4.8 kernel was released on October 2nd. This also marked the start of the merge window for the 4.9 kernel. The merge window is the time period when kernel subsystem maintainers send their pull requests for new features to be… Continue Reading →

How to install FreeOrion on Fedora

FreeOrion is a free, open source, turn-based space empire and galactic conquest (4X) computer game. The game is designed and built by the FreeOrion project, inspired by the tradition of the Master of Orion games. However, it’s not a clone or remake… Continue Reading →

Announcing the Release of Fedora 25 Beta

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 25 Beta, the next big step on our journey to the exciting Fedora 25 release in November. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 25… Continue Reading →

Deploy containers with Atomic Host, Ansible, and Cockpit

In the course of my job at Red Hat, I work with Docker containers on Fedora Atomic host every day. The Atomic Host from Project Atomic is a lightweight container OS that can run Linux containers in Docker format. It’s been modified for efficiency, making it… Continue Reading →

What’s new in PostgreSQL 9.5

Fedora 24 ships with PostgreSQL 9.5, a major upgrade from version 9.4 that is included in Fedora 23. The new version 9.5 provides several enhancements and new features, but also brings some compatibility changes, as it has been very common between… Continue Reading →

Node.js 6.x LTS coming to EPEL 7

What is Node.js? Node.js® is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine. It uses an event-driven, non-blocking I/O model that makes it lightweight and efficient. Its package ecosystem, npm, is the largest ecosystem of open source libraries in the world…. Continue Reading →

Use shortcuts for faster web browsing

The web browser has become the most important software on most users’ computers. You probably use your web browser for entertainment, work, learning, and other purposes. Therefore you can make your life easier by using it efficiently. Here are some tips for keyboard shortcuts that will save you time and… Continue Reading →

New Firefox 49 features in Fedora

The latest release 49 of Firefox comes with some interesting new features. Here’s what they mean for Fedora users and how to enable them beyond default setup. Make a safe playground When you’re testing Firefox, you should create a new fresh profile. If something goes wrong, you… Continue Reading →

What’s new in 389 Directory Server 1.3.5

As a member of the 389 Directory Server (389DS) core team, I am always excited about our new releases. We have some really great features in 1.3.5. However, our changelogs are always large so I want to just touch on… Continue Reading →

GNOME 3.22 Released

The GNOME Community has just announced the official release of GNOME 3.22.  GNOME 3.22 — which is slated to be used as the desktop environment for Fedora Workstation 25 — provides a multitude of new features, including a the updated… Continue Reading →

Rust meets Fedora

What is Rust? Rust is a system programming language which runs blazingly fast, and prevents almost all crashes, segfaults, and data races. You might wonder exactly why yet another programming language is useful, since there are already so many of them. This article aims to… Continue Reading →

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