Flock 2016: Kraków, Poland

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the 2016 Flock conference, coming August 2-5, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. At Flock, Fedora contributors gather to promote and discuss ideas to improve our distro, community, and userbase, and promote our core values: Freedom, Friends, Features, First…. Continue Reading →

GPG key management, part 1

Welcome back to the GPG series, where we are exploring how to make use of GPG with other applications to secure and protect your data.This installment will cover key creation, key revocation certificate creation, and sending the public key to… Continue Reading →

Fedora looks back and ahead on Women in Computing

This past week, the Community Operations (CommOps) team wrote a report on the Fedora Community Blog about some of Fedora’s most recent activities working towards improving outreach and increasing the diversity of the Project. Over the past year, there have… Continue Reading →

Pagure: DIY git project hosting

Pagure is a new, full featured git repository service for the web, written in Python. It is similar to other popular git forges like Github and Gitlab, allowing open source contributors to share and collaborate on code and content. By the… Continue Reading →

Email clients in Fedora

Email is used by the vast majority of Internet users. Although increasingly users access their mailboxes through web browsers, desktop client applications are still popular. Their biggest advantage is desktop integration. They can send notifications about incoming messages, work offline, call… Continue Reading →

GPG: a Fedora primer

GPG, or GnuPG, refers to the Gnu Privacy Guard utility. GPG is a freely available implementation of the OpenPGP standard that was released by Werner Koch in 1999. The security and privacy of data and individuals is an important topic in modern culture. The… Continue Reading →

Installing the Fedora Cinnamon Spin

I recently installed the Fedora Cinnamon Spin after using Manjaro for some months. I have used Fedora for many years, and Cinnamon is one of my favorite desktop environments. However, until Fedora 23, if I wanted to use Cinnamon in… Continue Reading →

Try out the additional backgrounds for Fedora 23

Every release the Fedora Design team collaborates with the Fedora community to release a set of 16 additional backgrounds to install and use on Fedora. The Fedora Design team takes submissions from the wider Fedora Community, then votes on the… Continue Reading →

2015 Elections Retrospective by Fedora CommOps

The results are in! The Fedora Elections for the F23 release cycle of FESCo, FAmSCo, and the Council concluded on Tuesday, December 15th. The results are posted on the Fedora Voting Application and announced on the mailing lists. You can… Continue Reading →

Fedora OpenID login: New and improved

Short history of Fedora OpenID In March 2013, we introduced an entirely new and rewritten OpenID provider: FAS-OpenID. This has since become the basis for logging in to almost every web service the Fedora Infrastructure runs as well as some… Continue Reading →

Mumble returns to Fedora

Mumble is a popular, free and open source VoIP (Voice over IP) client used by various communities across the world. Mumble is particularly well-known among gaming communities, especially games that take advantage of its positional audio feature. Mumble is useful… Continue Reading →

Elections (Vote Now!), Atomic, OpenQA, Let’s Encrypt, and GNOME shortcut key design

Don’t Forget to Vote! The 2015 November / December Fedora Elections officially began last Monday, and voting closes today (December 14th) at 23:59:00 UTC. Watch the timezone —  that’s a lot sooner than midnight in many parts of the world…. Continue Reading →

LetsEncrypt now available in Fedora

LetsEncrypt recently entered into a public beta. Thanks to the work of the LetsEncrypt team and Fedora packagers, the official LetsEncrypt client is now available in both Fedora 23 and Rawhide. To learn how LetsEncrypt works or what it is, you can read… Continue Reading →

Kernel release cycle

Not all users worry about the kernel. Often the kernel becomes more important to users when: system hardware is new and not yet working perfectly in Linux system hardware behaves differently after a kernel update Arguably, however, the kernel is the most important… Continue Reading →

systemd: Template unit files

Welcome back to our continuing series on systemd features. As you’ve seen in our previous articles, systemd brings more power and flexibility to service startup and management. Some features in systemd we’ve covered are for compatibility with the old SysVinit. However, a brand… Continue Reading →

Dan Mossor: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Dan Mossor on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being… Continue Reading →

LetsEncrypt enters public beta

LetsEncrypt is an initiative being sponsored by several different organizations including Mozilla and the Electronic Frontier Foundation following from recent privacy discussions in various communities last year. The key goal is to provide free, easy encryption via free SSL certificates… Continue Reading →

Farewell F21, Elections, Wayland by Default, Vacations — and then F24!

Final Farewell for Fedora 21 Fedora produces new releases approximately every six months — targeted at May and October. We always have two currently-supported releases, the latest and “n minus one”. We also have a one-month overlap after a new… Continue Reading →

Jamie Duncan: How do you Fedora?

We recently interviewed Jamie Duncan on how he uses Fedora. This is part of a series on the Fedora Magazine where we profile Fedora users and how they use Fedora to get things done. If you are interested in being… Continue Reading →