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Fedora 16 Alpha Has Arrived With Many Features

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Published on 23 August 2011 06:35 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora
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Fedora 16 (codenamed Verne) Alpha has been released today. This is the first official development snapshot for the popular Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution.

Among the many features of Fedora 16 is finally switching over to the GRUB2 boot-loader on new x86 installations, better integration with the systemd service manager, a development version of GNOME 3.2, SELinux enhancements, system account changes, HAL removal, cloud computing and virtualization enhancements, and much more. See this Phoronix news posting for more details on the planned Fedora 16 feature set.

The Fedora 16 Alpha release announcement can be found on the mailing list. There's also the Alpha release notes.

Fedora 16 final is set to be released in early November.

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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