It included GNOME 2.10 and KDE 3.4, GCC 4.0, a gcj-compiled version of the Eclipse IDE, and version 2.6.11 of the Linux kernel.
Fedora Core 3 (FC3, release name Heidelberg) was released on November 8, 2004 for the i386 and AMD64 architectures, and was transferred to Fedora Legacy on January 16, 2006. Org Server 6.8.1, the Xen virtualizer, and version 2.6.9 of the Linux kernel.
These repositories are designed to be compatible with Fedora Core although they may not be compatible with each other.
Fedora Core 2 (FC2, release name Tettnang) reached release on May 18, 2004, and was transferred to Fedora Legacy on April 11, 2005. This release occasioned many complaints because of its problems with installation while dual-booting with Windows XP (actually caused by an issue with the 2.6 kernel's handling of partitions).It included version 2.6 of the Linux kernel, GNOME 2.6, KDE 3.2.1, and SELinux. Fedora Core 1 (FC1, internal codename Cambridge, release name Yarrow) was released on November 6, 2003, and transferred to Fedora Legacy on November 20, 2004.However, the Fedora community project had existed as a volunteer group providing extra software for the Red Hat Linux distribution before Red Hat got involved as a direct sponsor.Fedora aims to be a complete, general-purpose operating system containing only free and open source software .Improvements over Red Hat Linux 9 included automated updates with yum, improved laptop support with ACPI and cpufreq, and prelinking for faster program start time. Fedora Legacy support for both Fedora Core 1 and 2 ended on August 7, 2006, on the day that legacy support for Fedora Core 4 began. For downloading and installing programs or codecs not distributed with Core, there are several repositories available.
Packages are generally compatible between third-party repositories, though this has not always been the case.As a Fedora development cycle progresses, a series of test releases are delivered, giving users a preview of what is coming, and allowing for testing and feedback. Development versions of distributions such as Red Hat are often referred to as the "bleeding edge" .In Red Hat and Fedora, this refers to the repositories known by their codename Rawhide.Fedora Extras is currently included in the base distribution as a default repository and no extra configuration is required to enable it.Fedora Legacy repository is also included in Fedora Core 5 and above versions but it is not enabled by default.Support for Fedora comes from the greater community (although Red Hat staff work on it, Red Hat does not provide official support for Fedora).