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Raspberry Pi finally gets a Fedora Remix

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced the availability of Fedora Remix for the low priced SoC, their recommended distro for the system

Another day, and another distro has been released for Raspberry Pi – this time though it’s the highly anticipated Fedora Remix. Based on Fedora 14 and using packages from the Fedora ARM branch, this release is significant because the Raspberry Pi Foundation recommend it for use with the Pi.

“The SD card image for the Remix includes a little over 640 packages,” posted Chris Tyler on the Raspberry Pi blog, “[This provides] both text-mode and graphical interfaces (LXDE/XFCE) with an assortment of programming languages, applications, system tools, and services for both environments. There are over 16,000 software packages available from the Fedora ARM repositories which can be easily installed using the Internet to customize your system to meet your needs and interests.”

Tyler is a professor at Seneca College, where the Remix was developed. The Remix includes a number of programming languages such as python and perl, system admin tools, and some graphical applications like AbiWord, the GIMP, and Firefox.

You can download the Fedora remix from the Raspberry Pi download page, which includes an automated process of installing the image to an SD card.