Fedora is now what Red Hat Linux USED to be — the free, open source distribution of Linux for end-users.  This is good news for anyone with an Athlon 64 powered machine.

Red Hat, Inc. and the Fedora Project today announced the availability of a port of Fedora Core 1 to AMD64 – the first 64-bit port of a Fedora Project core release.

The Fedora Project is a Red Hat-sponsored and community-supported open source project that promotes rapid development of innovative open source software through a collaborative, community effort. Fedora Core 1 provides a complete Linux platform built exclusively from open source software. Available at no cost, the release serves the needs of community developers, testers, and other technology enthusiasts who wish to participate in and accelerate the technology development process.

As a community forum for advanced development, the Fedora Project provides early visibility to the latest open source technology and serves as a proving ground for technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat’s fully-supported commercial solutions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Red Hat contributes development resources, editorial direction and management to the Fedora Project.

Red Hat and the Fedora Project would like to thank Justin Forbes for his work organizing, coordinating, and developing this release, along with the many other community members who worked to make this release happen.

Fedora Core 1 for AMD64 can be downloaded from http://fedora.redhat.com/, and from the following mirrors:

* North America

* USA East

* ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* rsync://mirror.linux.duke.edu/fedora-linux-core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ftp.cse.buffalo.edu/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* Canada

* http://mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/mirror/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/ * ftp://mirror.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/mirror/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* Europe

* Czech Republic

* ftp://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/pub/fedora/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ultra.linux.cz/pub/fedora/1/x86_64/

* http://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/MIRRORS/fedora.redhat.com/fedora/1/x86_64/ * rsync://sunsite.mff.cuni.cz/fedora/fedora/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ftp6.linux.cz/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* rsync://ftp.fi.muni.cz/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ftp1.skynet.cz/pub/linux/fedora

* Estonia

* http://redhat.linux.ee/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://redhat.linux.ee/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* Germany

* ftp://ftp.uni-bayreuth.de/pub/linux/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* rsync://rsync.uni-bayreuth.de/fedora-linux-core/1/x86_64/

* Netherlands

* ftp://alviss.et.tudelft.nl/pub/fedora/core/1/x86_64/

* Asia/Pacific

* Australia

* http://planetmirror.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

* ftp://ftp.planetmirror.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/1/x86_64/

More mirrors will be coming online soon; check mirrors listed at:


for more mirrors.

One additional feature provided by the Linux community is the availability of Fedora Core releases via BitTorrent.



RPMS for Red Hat Linux 7.3 through 9 and Fedora Core 1 of BitTorrent are available from:


Usage is simple:

btdownloadcurses.py –url http://URL.torrent

Allow incoming TCP 6881 – 6889 to join the torrent swarm.