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Fedora 25 Alpha Linux Distro Now Available (betanews.com) 35

An anonymous reader writes: Today, Fedora 25 Alpha sees a release. While the pre-release distribution is not ready for end users, it does give testers an early start at poking around.
Keep in mind what an Alpha release is folks -- this is pre-Beta. In other words, it is littered with bugs, and you should definitely not run it on a production machine. There are already some show-stopping known issues -- a couple are related to dual-booting with Windows (scary). One bug can destroy OS X data when dual-booting on a Mac!

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Fedora 25 Alpha Linux Distro Now Available

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  • Alpha? (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday August 31, 2016 @10:02AM (#52802357)

    Isn't that architecture dead by now?

  • by Anonymous Coward

    thats not a bug, that punishment...

  • by 110010001000 ( 697113 ) on Wednesday August 31, 2016 @10:16AM (#52802431) Homepage Journal
    ...no wireless. Less space than a Nomad. Lame.
  • This is news? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by unixisc ( 2429386 ) on Wednesday August 31, 2016 @10:31AM (#52802527)
    How is a distro being in the alpha stage of its development news? It would be news when it was close to release, or actually released. Until then, people would be happily using Fedora 24. This is not like a new OS that's surfacing in the market
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Tips fedora.

    • Re:This is news? (Score:5, Informative)

      by paulbsch ( 679274 ) on Wednesday August 31, 2016 @10:52AM (#52802667) Homepage
      I think the news is what's not mentioned in the headline or summary. In this release, Wayland is now preferred over X.org. I believe that will make F25 the first major distro release to make the switch?
      • by Anonymous Coward

        > I believe that will make F25 the first major distro release to make the switch?

        Yea, they seem confident about the ability to fall back to X, if something doesn't work under Wayland. Given that the list of stuff that needs X is still huge (and even includes popular proprietary software, like the nvidia driver), it's a pretty silly choice for a default.

        • (and even includes popular proprietary software, like the nvidia driver), it's a pretty silly choice for a default.

          Fedora's not going to sacrifice its users' security for some proprietary software. Talk to the vendor about supporting nouveau better.

        • If this were RHEL or another distro that markets itself as stable and consistent, yes, it would be silly. Fedora, however, is quite antithetical to those distros.

          Wayland is ultimately what they want to switch to. So if it's usable by a sufficient percentage of people, it would be silly not to do this in Fedora. This will bring more testing and bug reporting. It will also cause some of the unknown/edge use cases to bubble to the top so that they can be addressed before Wayland eventually makes it's wa

      • This! The summary left out the one reason why random people should give a damn.

    • The rationalisation I could come up with is that Fedora is what RHEL will be, so if F25 brings in fundamental changes, people who need to support RHEL might want to take a look as early as possible to see where the whole thing is going to get a head start. But frankly, even as a Fedora user I do not think this is /. worthy.
    • Possibly because it may be using Wayland as default
    • by Anonymous Coward

      Red Hat needs the Fedora buzz to solidify their grip on the Linux userspace.

      If Fedora lose the image of being on the forefront of userspace tech development, RHs grip on said userspace weakens and some other entity (Canonical, Oracle?) could swipe it from under their feet.

      RH was quite happy to allow the Linux community to branch out as long as Linux was the newcomer and underdog of the unix world. But now most of the big unix vendors have caved, leaving RH in apparent control.

      Damn it they posted a bragging

    • by lsllll ( 830002 )

      Until then, people would be happily using Fedora 24.

      I, for one, am not a happy Fedora 24 user. Having used Fedora since Fedora 3 on my desktop, I'm about to switch to CentOS. Too much playing in Fedora has broken many things. Take DNF, for instance. Not sure why we changed away from Yum. I haven't had this many dependency failures in a very very long time. I said this before on SD, but the last good version of Fedora was FC18 or FC19.

      • I meant Fedora 25 is only significant for Fedora 24, and maybe RHEL users. It wouldn't be news to anyone else outside the Linux world
  • by Anonymous Coward

    Keep in mind what an Alpha release is folks -- this is pre-Beta. In other words, it is littered with bugs, and you should definitely not run it on a production machine.

    If you need alpha release explained to you, you should probably just go back to the politics section.

  • Unless the news was "careful if you dual boot with Win or, especially OS X, DON'T install the latest Fedora Alpha", this should not be here. I can see how a release of a major Linux distribution might be considered news, although Fedora alone has 2 releases per year, so we have to be a bit limited in how we define "major" distros, otherwise slashdot would be just a Linux distro release listing. But posting an alpha release, of the aforementioned 6-month release cycle is way too much! Unless, as I said, it w

  • where can I find a DEC Alpha workstation these days?

  • Without timothy in my exclusions list, looks like I gotta check off manishs. This is the twelfth betanews.com submission from Manish this month.
  • Kinda liked fedora 4 though

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