Fedora 7 is here!

And it’s called Moonshine. I like the name better than Zod, Fedora Core 6’s name.

Here’s the announcement from the Red Hat Mailing List:

* From: The Fedora Project
* To: fedora-announce-list redhat com
* Subject: Announcing Fedora 7 (Moonshine)
* Date: Thu, 31 May 2007 03:28:41 -0700

Howdy, cousins! Welcome to our little Fedora hollow, where we’ve
brewed up some mighty, mighty Fedora 7 Moonshine for your enjoyment.
Here, I’ll help you pour that … and some for me … *cough, cough*
Smoooooth … sure does taste good. It’s been sitting here in the jug
for almost a whole month now! Go ahead and help yourself to some


What’s the most important thing to do if you are upgrading your Fedora
version? Why, that’s easy! Read the release notes, it prevents


What are new things to do with your Moonshine?

* Mix and remix this Moonshine to come up with as many flavored drinks
as there is Joe-Pye weed in the Appalachians. Want an OS to
send home with the students or staff? Add packages, remove
packages, spin it any way you like. Let a thousand distros bloom!

* Bottle up that custom mix and call it an appliance. ISV building an
appliance product? Make an RPM, identify the minimal number of
packages needed for an appliance around that RPM, then build a
distro and a live image. Easy as moon pie.

Gol’ darn, but this is good ‘shine. *hic* There, is that enough? No?
Here, let me pour us some more, and we can toast the most important
part of this Moonshine — the makers. You thought I made it? Oh, no.
No special elite brewmaster here, I’m just a bartender, and this log
is my bar! Ha ha. No, really … see …

Fedora 7 is the first release where the development was one hunnerd
and one per-cent in the community. How? It’s simple, cousin — all
the code was merged into a single external repository. Why? Same
great distribution quality, even more high-quality developers able to
work directly with the code and improve the flavor of over 7500

Grab that jug, look inside, and you find:

* KDE? Yep, with Moonshine, Fedora and KDE are gettin’ downright
friendly with each other.

* Laptops? A tickless kernel means better power consumption for
laptops; extended wireless functionality, meaning more chances
hardware will Just Work. Yee-ha!

* Get those Live images, burn CDs or DVDs, and share them with your
friends and neighbors. This is the first Fedora distribution with
full Live CD/DVD capability.

* Interoperability? Let’s start with resizing and reading of NTFS
file systems. How about those Liberation fonts, d’you like how they
just slip right in where other fonts were used?

* Why stop with just one fruit jar of virtualization? This release
includes support for KVM and overall more virtualization capability.

* As always, tasty new graphics for the Fedora 7 desktop, as well as
an updated Website look and functionality, including a new build and
package update system.

More? Read up at:


Oops, looks like we drank up all that jug. Guess I’ll just make a
trip over the torrents to get me another. All right, then, we’ll
see you. Y’all come back soon now, ya hear?

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I’m torrenting now! (and you should be too – so I can get it faster!!)