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Re: Why not drop the Core from Fedora Core?



Em Qua, 2004-02-18 às 22:38 +0100, Steffan Jacobs escreveu:
> Thiago Vinhas de Moraes wrote:
> 
> >Em Qua, 2004-02-18 às 16:03 -0500, Alan Cox escreveu:
> >  
> >
> >>On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 05:44:55PM -0300, Thiago Vinhas de Moraes wrote:
> >>    
> >>
> >>>I really could not understand the decision of the OS name to be Fedora
> >>>Core. People cannot even guess what the hell it is. Is it a game? An
> >>>ISP? A super computer?
> >>>
> >>>Can anyone explain why the core in fedora core? Why not Fedora Linux, or
> >>>just Fedora 2 for the next release?
> >>>      
> >>>
> >>Fedora
> >>	Core
> >>	Extras
> >>	Alternatives
> >>	Legacy
> >>
> >>Not "alternatives" means Fedora might not always just be Linux - if someone
> >>wants to do a Fedora on a BSD kernel, hurd or something new why limit it
> >>    
> >>
> >
> >So, why not Fedora System or Fedora OS? As Fedora should be an
> >international operating system, it's important to use a terminology that
> >non-american and non-britsh people can understand. For me, personally,
> >the word Core can be a lot of things, but not a operating system.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >  
> >
> I've thought about this before and my opinion is this: it's ok (and 
> appropriate) to talk about "Fedora Core" when you're talking about the 
> actual Core packages/ CD's containing them etc, etc. However the OS 
> should be named "Fedora" because as soon as Fedora Extras, Alternatives 
> and Legacy become available any Fedora user might also be using any of 
> those packages as part of his/her "official" Fedora installation. The OS 
> you're using is then no longer "Fedora Core" but "Fedora". So for my 
> point of view the Fedora Project is offering Fedora Core iso's to 
> install the Fedora OS. (it's a little vague even for me but that's the 
> way I'm seeing it and using the terms right now).

Ok, but cat /etc/fedora-release and you'll get:
Fedora Core release 1.90 (FC2 Test 1)

It's fine for a beta, but for a final release, I think it should be only
Fedora version 2




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