Fedora 14 "Laughlin" Alpha Released
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 24 August 2010 at 12:08 PM EDT. Add A Comment
While there was a delay, Red Hat has released Fedora 14 Alpha this morning, which is codenamed Laughlin. Fedora 14 switches over from Upstart to the systemd sesssion manager, further enhances its Linux virtualization stack, adds support for the D programming language, easy IPMI management, and carries various other features as one of the leading Linux distributions.

On the desktop side of Fedora 14 is KDE 4.5, GNOME 2.32, and support for the MeeGo 1.0 desktop experience. Fedora 14 is also now being spun in an EC2 version for those wishing to use this Linux platform with Amazon's cloud computing services. The complete list of major Fedora 14 features and their status can be found on the Fedora Wiki.

Fedora 14 Alpha can be downloaded at FedoraProject.org with today's release announcement being found on the Fedora mailing list. The Fedora 14 Beta is expected towards the end of September while the final release is scheduled to arrive at the start of November, but could still be delayed further.
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