Fedora 13 "Goddard" Alpha Released
The Fedora Project is a Red-Hat-sponsored and community-supported open-source project. It was originally based on Red Hat, but now serves as a proving ground for new technology that may eventually make its way into Red Hat products. However, it is not a supported product of Red Hat. The goal of The Fedora Project is to work with the Linux community in order to build a complete, general-purpose operating system exclusively from free software.
The Fedora 13 “Goddard” Alpha released.The Linux distro comes with a lot of new features and updates catering to all user groups, regular users, developers and system administrators. Ease of use was a main focus and Fedora 13 comes with automatic printer drivers and language packs installation, saving the users quite a bit of time.
An updated NetworkManager should make networking in Fedora a lot easier and seamless, as everything having to do with connectivity – dial-up, broadband, WiFi and even Bluetooth – can now be done from one place. And for the nostalgics, all this can be done from the command-line too. Also on the hardware side, Fedora 13 Alpha gets experimental support for the promising open-source Nvidia driver, Nouveau. However, it is not available by default, you need to install the mesa-dri-drivers-experimental package to try it out.
Highlights of Fedora 13 “Goddard” Alpha:
- 3D Support for Nvidia Systems;
- Automatic installation of printer drivers;
- Btrfs snapshots integration.
- Color management;
- Enhanced Init System;
- Improved Anaconda Installer;
- Improved NetworkManager;
- Improved software management;
- KDE SC 4.4;
- Language packs are automatically installed;
- Linux Kernel 2.6.32;
- Mozilla Firefox 3.6 web browser;
- NetBeans 6.8;
- Python 3 support;
- Revamped user management interface;
- Support for webcams;
- SystemTap static probes;
- Topology Awareness;
- Zarafa Groupware;
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