Jim Lynch is the community manager for eWEEK.com, ExtremeTech and PCMag.com. There’s been a lot of confusion over Red Hat’s new Fedora distro, but very little written about how it performs. We Jim took a look at it. Here’s what he came up with.
In the process of changing its support and development model for non-enterprise desktop Linux, Red Hat has given a gift to the community: Fedora.
Fedora is essentially a tweaked version of Red Hat 9 — or Red Hat 10 — that the company has opened up to outside developers to extend and support. This is good for everyone concerned, and it speaks well of Red Hat as a company for doing it.
Overall Fedora makes for a decent desktop platform, marred by a few annoying bugs.
Jason Brooks has more details on the Fedora project, which clears up some misconceptions on Red Hat’s direction and motives.