Fedora Installation

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Arizala, Mailyn
Marikina City
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Ruiz, Armand Arvie
Pasig City
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Jayco, Rayna Mae
Cubao, Quezon City
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Samson, Joselito
Antipolo City
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Rellona, Mark
Quezon City
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ABSTRACT

One of the popular open source Linux-based operating system is Fedora. It is designed as a secure, general purpose operating system. The Fedora operating system is developed on a six-month release cycle, under the auspices of the Fedora Project. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat. It is also designed to be safe and is used by companies and governments. Its flexibility makes it capable of serving as a digital repository for a variety of use cases. Fedora’s objective is not only to lead the advancement of free and open source software and content as a collaborative community, but also to be on the leading edge of such technologies. Fedora developers prefer to make upstream changes instead of applying fixes specifically for Fedora—this ensures that their updates are available to all Linux distributions. To ensure that Fedora’s updates are available to all Linux distributions its developers prefer to make upstream changes instead of applying fixes. Compared to more mainstream non-Linux operating systems, Fedora has a short life cycle. Fedora is focused on security. One of its security features is Security-Enhanced Linux, a Linux feature that implements a variety of security policies, including mandatory access controls, through the use of Linux Security Modules (LSM) in the Linux kernel. Fedora is one of the distributions leading the way with SELinux.

OBJECTIVE

- To learn and experience the process of downloading iso image of Fedora Operating system.

- To be able to manage the verification of integrity of the downloaded OS.

- To learn how to install a new operating system in a PC/laptop and how to install 2008 Windows Server.

- To be introduced to Virtual Machine that enables a user to use multiple operating systems.

- To be able to explore LINUX operating system

- To be able to differentiate the usage and functions of LINUX from Windows operating system and other known OS.

- To be familiar with the advance features and applications used in a LINUX operating system.

BACKGROUND/INTRODUCTION

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a collection of software that makes a computer run. It is a community of contributors from around the world, including volunteers and Red Hat employees, who work with each other to advance the interests of the free culture movement. Fedora is a center for innovation in free and open source software. You can use Fedora in addition to, or instead of, other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows or Mac OS X. The Fedora operating system is completely free of cost.

The Fedora Project is a partnership of free software community members from around the globe. The Fedora Project builds open source software communities and produces a Linux distribution called "Fedora."

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system created back in 2003 as a community distribution called the Fedora Project. It was released along with Red Hat Enterprise Linux, which was to be the next official Linux distribution after Red Hat Linux was discontinued. Its main purpose was to serve as a source of software innovations for the Hat Enterprise Linux releases. This connection between the two Linux distributions explains the origin of the Fedora name – 'fedora' refers to the characteristic fedora hat used in Red Hat's "Shadowman" logo. 

The first set of Fedora releases, known as Fedora Core 1-4, was launched within the period 2003-2005, followed by the Fedora Core 5-6 set in 2006 and Fedora 7 in 2007. Those versions, however, are no longer supported by the Fedora Project. The following Fedora versions –...
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