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Fedora 11 Released

Red Hat

Published on 09 June 2009 10:30 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Red Hat
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After getting hit by a two last minute delays, the final release of Fedora 11 (codenamed Leonidas) is now available. Red Hat's Paul Frields who leads the Fedora Project has announced its release in the usual creative release announcement.

The Fedora 11 release notes are available at FedoraProject.org. Among the new features in this bleeding-edge Red Hat distribution update is Btrfs file-system support, Nouveau kernel mode-setting, Thunderbird 3, improved graphics drivers, a faster boot process, DeviceKit integration, and so many other features.

Fedora 12 is already in planning for a release this November. Among the Fedora 12 features that are expected include replacing replacing nash/mkinitrd with Dracut, using Empathy as the default instant messenger over Pidgin, Systemtap static probes, much enhanced multi-seat support, and many other features that are still being decided. It's also expected that Fedora 12 will most certainly be using X Server 1.7 / X.Org 7.5 and likely the Linux 2.6.32 kernel.

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