Following several months in development, Red Hat has just released Fedora 10 (codenamed Cambridge). A number of new Red Hat innovations can be found in this release, such as Plymouth, and there are many updated packages such as those from X.Org and the Linux kernel. In this article are some screenshots from Fedora 10 final along with some of the other features that make up the tenth release of this very popular Linux distribution.
A few of the features in Fedora 10 include automated GStreamer codec installation, improved printer handling, improved virtualization support, new security and recovery tools, and switching to the evdev input driver. Fedora 10 also provides some software tools for building virtual appliances via an Appliance Creation Tool and Appliance Operating System. The default theme being used in Fedora 10 is called Solar.
Some of the other improvements include work on NetworkManager, FirstAidKit, PulseAudio, and upgrading to RPM 4.6. The Linux kernel has been updated to Linux 2.6.27, packages for the GNOME 2.24 desktop, all X components are upgraded to X.Org 7.4 and newer.
One of our favorite features with Fedora 10 is Plymouth, which is Red Hat's replacement for their aging Red Hat Graphical Boot (RHGB) program. Plymouth is quite a wonderful boot splash system as we shared when providing a closer look at Red Hat's Plymouth. Plymouth allows plug-ins to customize the look during the boot process, uses new X/kernel technologies like kernel mode-setting, and overall just provides a very nice boot experience.
LiveCD and installation DVD ISOs for Fedora 10 are available at FedoraProject.org. While Fedora 10 just got out the door today, planning for Fedora 11 is already underway. Fedora 11 is set for a planned introduction in late May. Among its features will be DeviceKit integration, improved volume controls, Windows cross-compiler support, Presto delta RPM plug-in integration, and improved support for setting up multi-seat systems.
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