Fedora 18 for ARM-based Devices Released Officially

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The newly released ARM version of the operating system has been made available in the form of pre-built images for the hardware platforms such as Versatile Express (QEMU), Trimslice (Tegra), Pandaboard (OMAP4), GuruPlug (Kirkwood), and Beagleboard (OMAP3). Announcing the release Fedora noted that these pre-built images can be written directly to any type of storage media used today such as SD card, USB or SATA drive and can booted right away without the need for any extra configuration.

“Prebuilt images with kernels that can be written directly to SD Card, USB, or SATA drive and booted without any additional steps or configuration”, read the release announcement.

“Additionally, separate kernels and tar balls are provided for those who wish to roll their own images.”

Raspberry Pi fans may be wondering if there exists an official image of the Fedora 18. But, because the device is an ARMv6 product and Fedora 18 is meant for ARMv7, fans don’t have an option of an official image but there are some official versions available independently.

You can find the images here.

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