Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Fedora 19 - Schrödinger's Cat - Released

The Red Hat team has released the much awaited Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat with latest Kernel release
It has got few important changes from previous releases. This release will keep you more updated with cutting edge technology.

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.. or so. But this time it got delayed and obviously all the enthusiast will be in a hope that this has to do more with the cutting edge technology and they are right. Schrödinger's Cat, is of course, Fedora's best release yet.




To download your copy, click on any of the following links.
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

With more download options:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

With all download methods:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

Get a copy of Fedora Media sent via postal mail.
Purchase installation media for Fedora from online vendors or a local vendor in your area.

To order an online DVD in India, just get your copy from http://linuxplate.in/ref/sikku
Can't afford the price of installation media? Request Fedora installation media from the Fedora Free Media Program. (Please read the entire site before ordering)
What's New in Fedora 19?
A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

== Make new things ==

Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:

* Developer's Assistant is a tool for new developers that helps you to get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can publish directly to GitHub!

* 3D modelling and printing are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.

* Ruby 2.0.0 moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.

* MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in Fedora.

== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ==
You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you. Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

* systemd Resource Control is one of many systemd enhancements in this release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.

* Kerberos administrators no longer need their clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.

* Checkpoint & Restore lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another machine for maintenance or load balancing.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.
*** Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ***

Start by downloading Fedora 19:
http://get.fedoraproject.org/

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.

*** Documentation ***

Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
*** Fedora 20 ***

Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule
 

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Fedora 19 Beta for ARM is Available

Fedora 19 Beta for ARM is now available for download from:

https://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora-secondary/releases/test/19-Beta/Images/armhfp/

This marks the last significant milestone before reaching the final release of Fedora 19 for ARM, with only critical bug fixes being added as updates to make this the most solid release to date.

This marks the first time the Fedora ARM team will be releasing the F19 Beta alongside Primary Architectures.

The Fedora 19 Beta for ARM includes two pre-built images - one for use with the Pandaboard and Pandaboard ES which require special partitioning, the second will support the Trimslice and Versatile Express(QEMU). The Beta for ARM also includes an installation tree in the yum repository which may be used to PXE-boot a kickstart-based installation on systems that support this option, such as the
Calxeda EnergyCore (HighBank).

For additional information including detailed installation instructions, please visit the Fedora 19 Beta for ARM page:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM/F19/Beta

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" beta release

Fedora 19 "Schrödinger's Cat" beta release is ready to be Downloaded.

http://fedoraproject.org/get-prerelease

**** What is the Beta release? ****

The Beta release is the last important milestone before the release of Fedora 19. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates, leading up to the general release of Fedora 19. Join us in making Fedora 19 a
solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.

Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F19 bugs page, seen here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

**** Features ****

Fedora 19 continues the long tradition of bringing the latest technologies to open source software users. No matter what you do with open source, Fedora 19 has the tools you need to help you get things done.

A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

=== Make new things ===

* 3D modelling and printing are enabled through a variety of tools, including OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, and RepetierHost. By bringing 3D printing tools into Fedora, you can get started with
  what's ready-to-go in the repositories without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.  Also included is the npm package manager, providing access to over 20,000 programs and libraries available under free and open source licenses.

* Ruby 2.0.0, just released in February, comes to Fedora while maintaining source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. Also included: a custom Ruby loader for easy switching of
  interpreters.

* MariaDB, a community-developed fork of MySQL, is the default implementation of MySQL in Fedora 19, offering users a truly open MySQL implementation.

=== Get things done ===

* Federated VOIP means Fedora users can make calls using a user@domain address with the same convenience as email.  

* CUPS has been updated to the latest upstream release, using PDF rather than PostScript as the baseline document format.

=== Learn ===

* Developer's Assistant is great for those new to development or even new to Linux, this tool helps you to get started on a code project with templates, samples, and toolchains for the languages of your
  choice. Bonus: It lets you publish directly to GitHub.

=== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ===
Make your machines work for you--not the other way around. Whether you have one or "one too many" machines, Fedora 19 helps you boot manage your systems and enables you to be proactive with tools for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

* Syslinux optional boot tool integration brings you optional, simplified booting of Fedora. We have added support for using syslinux instead of GRUB via kickstart and plan to add a hidden
  option in Anaconda installer as well. syslinux is especially ideal for images used in cloud environments and virt appliances where the advanced features of GRUB are not needed.

* Among other systemd enhancements in this release, systemd Resource Control lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at
  runtime.

* Kerberos administrators will enjoy an easier experience, thanks to Fedora 19 removing the need for Kerberos clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. In
  addition, it provies Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.

**** Desktop Environments and Spins ****

To see all of the Official Fedora 19 Release Spins, see the Fedora 19
Release Spins link: https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/Spins

Sorce: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/F19_Beta_release_announcement

Thursday, 14 March 2013

First Login with headless Raspberry Pi

I orderd a Raspberry Pi and got it within a couple of days. Now I was curious to set it up and login to its terminal. If you want to know how to get started with Raspberry Pi you can go through this link:

http://www.raspberrypi.org/quick-start-guide
http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/04/raspberry-pi-getting-started-guide-how-to/

I prepared my SD card and also I had the power connector to power up the Pi. My only problem was that I did not had HDMI enabled monitor nor did I had the TV. I had to purchase an HDMI enabled Monitor, but it was too expensive and I already had a Monitor.

I had got other alternatives to get connected to R-Pi. One was that I buy a HDMI to VGA adaptor cable. But when I searched throught the internet, the HDMI to VGA adaptor was quite expensive. The cheaper ones were not good for the low powered Pi.

The other option was the usage of USB to TTL cable. Just to log into Pi, I had to purchase this USB to TTL cable and it did not seem to be a good choice. Also it wasnt that cheap too.

I was left with only one option. That was connecting the Pi with my Linux PC with the Ethenet cable. I searched the internet to figure out how to connect to R-Pi from my PC. I got a lot of links which would explain the process of connecting to the Pi from the PC via SSH. But none of these tutorials explained how to connect to R-Pi via PC for the first time.

Finally I decided to connect to the Pi with peer-to-peer connection. To be able to get connected via p2p I had to edit the IP address of both the devices. I could change the IP address of my PC, but how could I change the IP address of the Pi which was never logged in?

What I did for this purpose was I mounted the SD card into my PC and edited the required files in the SD card. Then I just inserted the SD card into the Pi and powered it on after connecting the LAN cable in P2P fashoin. I then SSHed into the Raspberry Pi and was able to login successfully.

I was just happy to figure out that I could log in to Raspberry Pi without connecting the Monitor to the Pi even for the first time.

Steps needed to connect to Raspberry Pi for the first time from your PC.

1. Insert the SD card into your PC, which contains the Raspberry Pi OS.
2. Mount the data section of the SD card.
$ sudo mount /dev/sdc2 /mnt
$ cd /mnt
3. Edit the network interface config file
$ vi etc/network/interfaces 
Note that there is no / at the start of the file path.
Make sure the following is fed properly into that file:


auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.3
netmask 255.255.255.0


Save the file and remove the SD card. Put it in the Raspberry Pi. Remember to connect the LAN cable to both the systems.
Note that the IP address of your PC should be somewhat 192.168.1.2
Start the Raspberrry Pi. Now connect to it via ssh.
$ ssh pi@192.168.1.3

Enjoy your Pi.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fedora 16 reaching its end of life

Fedora 16 will reach end of life on 2013-02-12, and no further updates
will be pushed out after that time. Additionally, with the recent
release of Fedora 18, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 16
collection.

Please see http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DistributionUpgrades for more
information on upgrading from Fedora 16 to a newer release.

Stay updated.

Fedora 18 - Spherical Cow - got Released finally

The Red Hat team has released the much awaited Fedora 18 Spherical Cow with Kernel 3.6.0
It has got lots of changes from previous releases. This release will keep you more updated with cutting edge technology.

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.. or so. But this time it got delayed and obviously all the enthusiast will be in a hope that this has to do more with the cutting edge technology and they are right. Spherical Cow, is of course, Fedora's best release yet. You'll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F18 features.



To download your copy, click on any of the following links.
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

With more download options:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

With all download methods:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

Get a copy of Fedora Media sent via postal mail.
Purchase installation media for Fedora from online vendors or a local vendor in your area.

To order an online DVD in India, just get your copy from http://linuxplate.in/ref/sikku
Can't afford the price of installation media? Request Fedora installation media from the Fedora Free Media Program. (Please read the entire site before ordering)
What's New in Fedora 18?

The user interface for Fedora's installation software, Anaconda, has been completely re-written from the ground up. Making its debut in Fedora 18, the new UI introduces major improvements to the installation experience. It uses a hub-and-spoke model that makes installation easier for new users, offering them concise explanations about their choices. Advanced users and system administrators are of course still able to take advantage of more complex options. The general look and feel of the installation experience has been vastly upgraded, providing modern, clean, and comprehensible visuals during the process. While the new installer should work well for most users in most configurations, there are inevitably a few teething problems in the first release of such a major revision.

Known design limitations of the new installer in F18 are listed here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/NewInstaller
Known significant bugs can be seen here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs#Installation_issues
About the Upgrade process:

The upgrade process for Fedora now uses a new tool called FedUp (Fedora Upgrader). FedUp replaces pre-upgrade as well as the DVD methods for upgrading that have been used in previous Fedora releases. FedUp integrates with systemd to enable the upgrade functionality, doing the work in a pristine boot environment. You can upgrade from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18.
For more info on the same refer to:

To get the list of all the new features in F18:

Fedora 18 common bugs are documented at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs

Enjoy F18, until F19 get released: