Team re-mixes Fedora Linux for Raspberry Pi

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Pidora 18 is an optimized Fedora Remix for the Raspberry Pi that is based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture with greater speed and includes packages from the Fedora 18 package set as well as drivers specifically for the Broadcom SoC on the board that won’t be included in future versions of the mainstream Fedora distribution.
The package has been compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already built into the Raspberry Pi with a graphical firstboot configuration and additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi, although the X windows interface is still slow as it cannot make full use of the 3D graphics core in the Broadcom SoC. However the initial release of headless mode can be used with setups lacking a monitor or display.
Almost all of the Fedora 18 package set available via yum, with thousands of packages built from the official Fedora repository and made available online. There is auto swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage. C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included in the SD card image, and IP address information can be read over the speakers and flashed with the LED light. The new mix includes libraries capable of supporting external hardware such as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)


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