FOR THE LUCKY FEW who have escaped supply shortages and manufacturing glitches to actually get their hands on a Raspberry Pi microcomputer there is now a recommended Linux distro to install.
Unveiled for download today, the Raspberry Pi Fedora Remix is a distribution made up of software packages from the Fedora ARM project, plus a "small number" of additional packages that have been modified from the Fedora versions or which cannot be included in Fedora due to licensing issues. These include the libraries required for using the Videocore GPU on the Raspberry Pi.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation explained that the SD card image for the Remix includes a little over 640 packages, providing both text-mode and graphical interfaces for LXDE and XFCE. They have also thrown in an assortment of programming languages, applications, system tools and services for both environments.