Announcing the "fedoraLife" Concept!

Duvelle Jones duvelle.jones at
Thu Jun 12 01:03:37 UTC 2008

Ok, the first thing that I mention here is that fedora is a very
different kind of monster than that of Mac OS X/10.x. That said, the
fedora project doesn't need to completely go down the path that Apple
Inc. has. As you said that in the document, Ubuntu seems to content to
fill that hole. I think that it would be best left to them.

Second, in an odd way of thinking.... This has already happened, sort
of. The Fedora Art Studio spin does use that is found within the
distribution to build something that you here have coined 'fedoraLife'.
Now admiringly, the tools and applications found in Art Studio are not
all geared for ease-of-use like Ubuntu Studio or the iLife suite. I will
also admit that Art Studio was announced a while ago, but has yet to
produce a ISO. They need help, you might consider helping them since you
are on a similar frame of thought.

On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 12:46 -0400, Markus McLaughlin wrote:
> What Apple does for its OS is what Fedora should also do.  Which is a
> collection of additional optional software that can do multimedia and
> enhance existing technologies.  The "fedoraLife" Concept is several
> visuals accompanied by descriptions that will inspire many Fedora
> programmers to come up with programs that is missing in Fedora.  What
> is missing in Fedora?  Well, to begin with, there is no iPhoto-like
> software to view photos in a photo album-like setting.  Another
> missing software is an iMovie-like application that edits video and
> audio from a digital source using OGG Theora or some other video
> codec.  Another missing software is a Toast-like GUI that uses the
> already existing dvd/cd burning tools.  And another missing software
> would combine Skype-like tools with a tool for Virtual
> Conventions/Meetings.  This will be very useful in the future.  This
> concept will make Fedora unique and more useful than all of the other
> Linux Distros available now.  The "fedoraLife" suite won't be included
> in the Core installation, instead the suite or any of the components
> can be downloaded off the internet via Anaconda installer.
>  Eventually, the "Everything" Spin will include the entire suite.
>  Fedora has a bright future, don't squander it...
> The Concept PDF is available for downloading on my linux blog...
> Mark McLaughlin
> Hudson, MA, USA
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