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This page gives an introduction to Fedora and an overview of related articles.

What is Fedora?

The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project. It is also a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. It is not a supported product of Red Hat, Inc.

The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community to build a complete, general purpose operating system exclusively from free software. Development will be done in a public forum. The project will produce time-based releases of Fedora about 2 times a year with a public release schedule. The Red Hat engineering team will continue to participate in the building of Fedora and will invite and encourage more outside participation than was possible in Red Hat Linux. By using this more open process, they hope to provide an operating system that uses free software development practices and is more appealing to the open source community.


Up to version 7, the proper Fedora packages were called "Fedora Core". Additional, non-essential packages were combined into "Fedora Extra". Starting with Fedora 7, this split is gone and there is only a single software repository. The name of the release is Fedora 7, unlike previous ones which featured 'Core' in their names (e.g. Fedora Core 6).

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