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LinuxCon: What's Going On With Fedora.Next

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Published on 21 August 2014 10:34 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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For those curious about what's going on with "Fedora.Next" in revolutionizing the Fedora Linux distribution, Matthew Miller -- Fedora's new Project Leader -- is presenting at LinuxCon Chicago today covering the ongoing working for the Red Hat sponsored distribution.

Matthew Miller's presentation is entitled "How Linux Distros Became Boring (and Fedora's Plan to Put Boring Where It Belongs)." It doesn't look like I'll make it over to LinuxCon Chicago due to the weather over here in Indiana today, but fortunately for all those outside of Chicago, you can already find Matthew's slides online.

The slides don't cover anything groundbreaking new, but to recap the highlights:

- Matthew's slides argue that Linux distributions themselves are becoming less relevant and they are "no longer cool." While distributions are becoming less "cool" as the base OS, services and technologies like GitHub, Linux Containers, Docker, and the individual components are increasing in relevance in their own right.

- Matthew has shout-outs for openSUSE, Arch Linux, and Core OS.

- Fedora.Next is a multi-year strategy and the proposed "products" as a result of it at this point will be the Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, and Fedora Cloud. Fedora Workstation is the version intended for client/desktop deployments, Fedora Server is obviously for server deployments, and Fedora Cloud is for lightweight cloud deployments.

- Fedora Workstation has a goal of being the "best Linux desktop for developers."

LinuxCon: What's Going On With Fedora.Next

You can find Matthew's Fedora.Next LinuxCon Chicago slides in PDF form.

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