FOSE ’10 FTW.

Thanks to our Fedora Ambassadors for a special assist last week. We were asked to support Tux.org, a nonprofit umbrella group in the Washington DC area, and the Northern Virginia LUG (NoVaLUG) in their presence at FOSE, the USA’s biggest federal government IT show. Our Ambassadors came through with flying …

M-stone.

According to the Statistics page on the wiki, last week we passed 1 million IP checkins for Fedora 12 systems!  This is roughly on par with where Fedora 11 was at the same time after its release, although it’s hard to discern the actual number of installations worldwide. Although IP …

Constantine unites!

The big day is here — Fedora 12 is released, uniting freedom, technology, and community. You can download the all-natural goodness at //get.fedoraproject.org and read some of the highlights of the release. The official announcement text is here, and on the wiki as well. I’m a big fan of the …

F12 minus two days.

I’m incredibly excited about the upcoming release. I’ve been running the pre-release of Fedora 12 for some time now and it’s really solid on all the hardware I have at home, including a netbook, a couple workstations, and my workhorse laptop. Such a great job by everyone involved, I’m truly …

Upside down.

I’m getting on a plane in a few hours that’s going to take me from Washington DC to Los Angeles, and then just a couple hours after landing, another one from LAX to Brisbane in Australia. Thanks to the timezones crossed, plus the international date line, I leave LAX late …

FUDCon signups.

As of this writing, we have 120 people signed up for the FUDCon Toronto 2009 event, and it’s still a month away! I’m so excited to be holding the first North American event outside the USA. I’m also looking forward to seeing many good friends there, such as the illustrious …

Washing the car, no. 38.

I had a couple items of particular note for those interested in Fedora 12 features. And be aware, you can already try these out in Fedora 12 Beta, available for download now. First, we have SystemTap 1.0 available, which has a variety of cool enhancements, including better C++ support, Eclipse …

Fedora 12 Beta released!

The Beta release of Fedora 12 “Constantine” is out today! To get the latest bits, start by visiting our prerelease site and choose your architecture and download method. Remember that we have BitTorrent available, and we encourage everyone to give back a little to the community by seeding whenever possible. …

Broadcom brightening.

I saw something interesting in my email today — apparently Rawhide (which is rolling toward next week’s Beta release of Fedora 12 even as we speak) and Fedora 11 have received the b43-openfwwf package, which supports a bunch of Broadcom wireless models. You can find out more information about b43-openfwwf …