The Raspberry Pi mini-computer is to be served with new “Pidora” build of Fedora packaged for ARMv6 architecture.
NOTE: Fedora is a free and open source Linux-based operating system sponsored by Red Hat — it is typically classed as the second-most commonly used Linux distribution, after Ubuntu.
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This new build emanates from the Centre for Development of Open Technology (CDOT) at Seneca College in Canada.
The distribution has been called Pidora 18 — it is a “Fedora remix” with Raspberry Pi optimisations.
There is a notable “headless mode” here designed to help at installation, especially when carried out over a network.
The development team has blogged to say that they are excited to announce the release of Pidora 18, which includes packages from the Fedora 18 package set.
“[This release of Pidora is] compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already built into the Raspberry Pi — [it comes with a] compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize (for maximum storage afterwards) — C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included in the SD card image,” says the team.