Fedora GNOME 3.14 Spin Beta 1
A special edition of the Fedora Linux operating system built around the latest GNOME desktop environment
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- GPL (GNU General Public License)
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- The Fedora Unity Project
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Fedora GNOME Spin is a freely distributed operating system derived from the Fedora Linux operating system and built around the latest development version of the GNOME desktop environment. The current release is based on Fedora 21 and includes the GNOME 3.14 Beta 1 upstream project.
Supported only on 64-bit hardware platformsWhile it is not a bad thing to release a distribution of Linux only for a specific hardware platform, it is not good to distribute it only for the most modern architecture. Fedora GNOME Spin comes as a Live DVD ISO image that contains software packages optimized for the 64-bit (x86_64) instruction set architecture.
Boot menu à la Fedora LinuxBeing based on Fedora, the project inherits its Live DVD boot menu, which has been designed with usability in mind, allowing the user to start the operating system in live mode without installing anything on his or her computer. In addition, it is possible to perform a system memory test, boot an existing OS from the local drive or run the live system in safe graphics mode.
Pure GNOME 3 desktop experienceAs mentioned, this special Fedora GNOME Spin project focuses on the development (unstable) release of the GNOME 3 desktop environment, giving the user a glimpse of what’s coming in the controversial project. It offers a pure GNOME 3 desktop experience, where nothing has been modified in any form or shape.
Includes a great selection of open-source applicationsBesides the GNOME-specific software like Totem video player, Rhythmbox music player, Evolution email and calendar client, Gedit text editor, GNOME Boxes virtualization software based on QEMU, Shotwell image viewer and organizer, the distribution include a great selection of open-source applications. Among these, we can mention the LibreOffice office suite, Mozilla Firefox web browser, as well as the Transmission torrent downloader.
Fedora GNOME 3.14 Spin was reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 1st, 2014