Get Out The Best Of Your Raspberry Pi With Pidora 2014 (Pidora 20)

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Pidora is a Fedora spin for Raspberry Pi, the single-board ARM computer that has a 700 Mhz CPU, 512 MB of RAM, an SD card slot, and a bunch of ports.

You can either download Pidora 2014 from the official site and install it by following this instructions, or you can get it via NOOBS, which is a 4GB software that has included the most popular Raspberry Pi-compatible operating systems (including: Arch, Raspbian and Pidora).

Pidora 2014 has been recently released, being based on Fedora 20. From the official announcement:

“We’re excited to announce the release of Pidora 2014 — an optimized Fedora Remix for the Raspberry Pi. It is based on a brand new build of Fedora for the ARMv6 architecture with greater speed and includes packages from the Fedora 20 package set,”

What’s new, on Pidora 2014:

  • Rootfs-Resize now works with logical partitions
  • Raspberrypi kernel-devel package has been added
  • New Pidora 2014 splash screen
  • New Pidora logos
  • Improved Headless Mode can be used with setups lacking a monitor or display
  • Much faster boot speed
  • Faster and smoother graphical usability, with Xorg fbturbo driver
  • Almost all of the Fedora 20 package set available via yum (thousands of packages were built from the official Fedora repository and made available online)
  • Compiled specifically to take advantage of the hardware already built into the Raspberry Pi
  • Graphical firstboot configuration (with additional modules specifically made for the Raspberry Pi)
  • Compact initial image size (for fast downloads) and auto-resize (for maximum storage afterwards)
  • Auto swap creation available to allow for larger memory usage
  • C, Python, & Perl programming languages available & included in the SD card image
  • IP address information can be read over the speakers and flashed with the LED light
  • For graphical operation, Gedit text editor can be used with plugins (python console, file manager, syntax highlighting) to serve as a mini-graphical IDE
  • For console operation, easy-to-use text editors are included (nled, nano, vi) plus Midnight Commander for file management
  • Includes libraries capable of supporting external hardwaresuch as motors and robotics (via GPIO, I2C, SPI)
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