How Fedora is translated into over 90 different languages

If you’ve ever wondered how Fedora is translated into your preferred language? The answer is the Fedora L10N team. Translation is done across over 100 individual projects in over 90 languages. Developers of each project upload new strings to the… Continue Reading →

Run a Minecraft server using Spigot

Minecraft is one of the most popular video games in the world today, with over 70 million purchased accounts. After playing single-player for a while, the next step most players look into is multiplayer. There are thousands of servers for… Continue Reading →

Work sprints with a Pomodoro timer

Time management is important for everyone. When we get our tasks done efficiently, we leave more time for other things we’re passionate about. There are numerous tools on your Fedora system to help you manage your time effectively. One of them is a Pomodoro timer. The… Continue Reading →

How to use fpaste to share problem reports

If you use or develop software, you will inevitably run into problems. When these problems arise, you end up needing to share error messages, command output or the contents of files with people online. An online content-sharing tool is often… Continue Reading →

Introducing the extra Fedora 23 wallpapers

More then a month ago Fedora called for submissions for the supplemental wallpaper package for Fedora 23. We got a lot of submissions this time. In fact, we broke all our previous records, with 199 submissions. We had 73 different participants… Continue Reading →

The Security Wranglers of Fedora

The deluge of software vulnerabilities creates challenges for system administrators, developers, and users. Although many vulnerabilities are corner cases that are often difficult to exploit and have limited effects, there are the occasional vulnerabilities that become front page news. Many… Continue Reading →

5tFTW: Fedora 23 beta, conference reports and annoucements, and Atomic testing

Fedora 23 Beta coming on Tuesday Fedora Program Manager Jan Kuřík announced yesterday that Fedora 23 beta is “GO” for next week. I’m running Fedora 23 Workstation on my main desktop system (and posting this 5tFTW from there), and everything… Continue Reading →

Finding out if a newer version of a package is coming for Fedora

Fedora is a huge project that includes tens of thousands of packaged software. Sometimes you may notice an upstream has released an update that is not yet in the stable Fedora repositories, and in a lot of cases this updated… Continue Reading →

Ibus Typing-booster speeds up input of Indic languages

Since the day the digital world started to support Indian Languages, Indic computing has witnessed many improvements. One major area of improvement is the keyboard. For every Indian language, there are different types of keyboards. The absence of a native hardware keyboard… Continue Reading →

Managing packages on Fedora with DNF

Fedora 22 shipped with a rather significant change under the hood: the introduction of DNF (DaNdiFied YUM) as the default package manager. The change is visible only to users that used YUM to work with Fedora packages. Users that use… Continue Reading →

5tFTW returns! Flock, FUDCon, Bodhi 2, F23, and a big thread about how we package software

Fedora is a big project, and it’s hard to keep up with everything that goes on. This series highlights interesting happenings in five different areas every week. It isn’t comprehensive news coverage — just quick summaries with links to each…. Continue Reading →

Videos from Flock 2015 in Rochester are available now

Recently, the Fedora community gathered in Rochester, New York for Flock 2015, our annual conference for contributors. There were dozens of workshops and presentations at Flock, covering subjects like new technology, documentation, and grassroots promotion of Fedora. Were you not able to attend… Continue Reading →

Build a network router and firewall with Fedora 22 and systemd-networkd

One of my favorite features of Fedora 22 is systemd-networkd and all of the new features that came with it in recent systemd versions. The configuration files are easy to read, bridging is simple, and tunnels are resilient. I’ve recently… Continue Reading →

F23 NetworkManager Test Day August 20th!

Fedora 23 is scheduled to be released at the end of the October. Among many other improvements, this release will include a new version of NetworkManager, a service that manages network connectivity. We’ve been busy fixing bugs and adding functionality,… Continue Reading →

The State of Fedora: 2015 Edition

Fedora’s third Flock conference kicked off Wednesday morning with a keynote by Matthew Miller, the Fedora Project Leader (FPL). How’s Fedora doing? Says Miller, “The actual state of Fedora is awesome, we’re doing very well as a project and it’s… Continue Reading →

Fedora 23 Alpha released!

The Fedora 23 Alpha is here, right on schedule for our planned October final release. Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site: Get Fedora 23 Alpha Workstation Get Fedora 23 Alpha Server Get Fedora 23 Alpha Cloud Get Fedora… Continue Reading →

Make Firefox Look Native in Fedora

Firefox has been criticized by users for not fitting well in Fedora Workstation. Although it improved with the new interface called Australis, it still doesn’t feel as native as GNOME Web (Epiphany). It’s not likely it will close the gap any time soon for two… Continue Reading →

Kdbus, F23 update, FUDCon Pune report, and… is Fedora slowing down?

Get on the kdbus! If you’ve poked around the running processes on a modern Linux system, you’ve seen something called dbus. You can read more about this on the dbus website, but the basic summary is that it’s a system… Continue Reading →

Telegram in Fedora

Recently, there has been a new wave of instant messaging services focused on the mobile world. Examples include Whatsapp, Messenger, Hangouts, and Viber. However, these are all closed and don’t have the best record of security and privacy. A new service with a different… Continue Reading →

Internationalization improvements in Fedora 22

Many Fedora users take advantage of the fact that Fedora is internationalized, which means it can be used by people that communicate in different languages. Fedora provides support for displaying information on the screen for many different languages. There is… Continue Reading →