By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
It’s May 31st, 2007 and I am excited about the Fedora Project and todays release of the Fedora 7 Operating System (aka Moonshine). It must be a Linux day since I posted earlier about Ubuntu installs on Dell. Anyway, I’ll be downloading Fedora 7 tonight and upgrading at least one of the servers (currently on Fedora core 6) we use here at Planet Chiropractic.
According the project, Fedora 7 is the first release where the development was 100% done in the community, with all the code being merged into a single external repository. This allows even more high-quality developers to work directly with the code, offering improvements on more than 7500 packages.
Fedora 7 runs on laptops and it should offer great power consumption along with extended wireless functionality. A very exciting part about this release is it is the first Fedora distribution with full Live CD/DVD capability, meaning you can run it from your cd-rom or DVD drive.
I’ll be doing an install on a fresh new dual core intel server that will house our growing library of chiropractic related photos, audio, and video. Just dropped 2 terabytes of storage into it so we should be good for at least until next month. 😉 I’ll test out the Live CD while on the road this weekend and give a report when I’m back.
In case you are wondering where you can get your hands on this moonshine stuff, here is a fedora download link: fedoraproject.org/get-fedora. You can do direct downloads or use a BitTorrent client.
If it is your first time downloading Fedora, be sure to review the installation instructions before choosing one of the download methods they offer.
If you are wondering what any of this means to chiropractors or Planet Chiropractic, it’s important to remember the open-source community has provided the backbone of nearly everything we have done (as well as the majority of the web) online, from webservers (apache), databases (mysql), operating systems (fedora, ubuntu, freeBSD), and numerous other packages and tools made freely available thanks to opensource.
As I mentioned earlier today about another Linux based OS, this is free software made available thanks to open source — many people working very hard together to see great software is available to the masses. Thanks to everyone that is developing/supporting open-source.
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