Fedora Takes the Lead | LINUX Unplugged 71

Fedora Takes the Lead | LINUX Unplugged 71

Our virtual LUG reviews Fedora 21 & why we’ve just witnessed one of the most ambitious transformation of any Linux distro of 2014.

Plus Dustin Kirkland from Canonical answers if Ubuntu Snappy could be the future of the entire Ubuntu project & what’s coming soon from the Xonotic project.

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Brewie is a fully automated brewing machine with compact design. Perfect for beginners and experts.

Summary of Brewie specs

Specs listed for the Brewie include:

  • Processor — TI Sitara AM3358 (may change in commercial version)
  • Memory/storage — (not specified)
  • Display — 4.3-inch color LCD touchscreen
  • Wireless — 802.11b/g/n; RFID transceiver
  • Other I/O — USB port
  • Internal sensors — Level, current, and temperature
  • Brewing features:
    • Solid state relay control
    • Magnetic valves with brushless pumps
    • Stainless steel containers
    • 20,000-hour pumps
    • Automatic water inlet
    • Wort outlet (one button push)
    • 2x automatic hop inserters
  • Other features (Beginner’s model) — 4x 5-liter kegs; 1x ingredient pad
  • Capacity — 20 liters (5.2 gal.)
  • Brewing time — 5-6 hours, plus approx. 14 days of fermentation.
  • Power — 230V/120VAC, 2000 W
  • Weight — 25 k (55 lbs)
  • Dimensions — 71.5 x 32.5 x 45cm (21.15 x 12.8 x 17.7 in.)
  • Operating system — Poky-based Linux; accessible from Android, iOS, and Windows Phone mobile apps, plus a general web interface


Ubuntu Snappy Core for the Desktop?

  • We ask Dustin Kirkland the Ubuntu Cloud Product Manager and Strategist at Canonical if his new baby could be the future of the Ubuntu Project.

Fedora 21 Community Review

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce Fedora 21, the final release, ready to run on your desktops, servers, and in the cloud. Fedora 21 is a game-changer for the Fedora Project, and we think you’re going to be very pleased with the results.


Impatient? Go straight to https://getfedora.org/ and get started. Otherwise, read on!

Sans the Files bug, I found Fedora 21 to be an impressive release. I was able to get the desired software from RPMFusion. Online Accounts and Software are among the many gems that this community has developed and I wish other DEs adopt a similar approach to make people’s lives easier.

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