Fedora Media Writer Test Day today
Traditionally, the main download from the Get Fedora website has been an ISO — a disk image file which prospective Fedora users then need to figure out how to get onto a CD/DVD or USB stick. These days, many people rarely ever burn CDs (personally, I only have one older laptop which even has a CD/DVD drive), and the process of creating a bootable USB flash drive isn’t always straightforward.
For Fedora 24, for people currently using Microsoft Windows, the primary download will instead be Fedora Media Creator (formerly LiveUSB Creator). Once downloaded, this tool will take care of fetching the actual drive image and writing it to bootable media. We hope this will make it a lot easier for new users to try out (and switch to!) Fedora.
But, in order for this to be successful, we need to make sure the experience is bug free. So, if you have access to a Windows machine, please join us in our Fedora Media Writer Test Day, today (April 19th, 2016).
Fedora 24 (and Fedora 25) schedule update
Welcoming our Diversity Advisor
Fedora Project Leader Interview
Talking about Fedora with the world at large is an important part of my job as Fedora Project Leader. I recently did an interview with Bryan Lunduke over at Network World, and I’m really happy with how this one came out (even if I do say so myself). Check out part one, Getting to know the man leading Fedora and part two, Fedora leader: ‘We want users to control their own computing destiny’.
What’s next for Fedora Workstation?
On his blog, Fedora Workstation developer Christian Schaller writes about what he calls the “Fedora Workstation Phase 1 Homestretch“. He summarizes some of the technical goals for Fedora on the desktop, gives an overview of our current progress, and sets the stage for where we might go next.