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    Fedora Core 6 Test 2 (5.91) Now Available
    The Fedora Project announces the second release of the Fedora Core 6
    development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64
    architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Beware that
    Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for
    the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the
    rate of change is rapid.
    Test 3 is scheduled for release September 11, marking the continual
    freeze point of the Fedora Core 6 release. Only critical bugs fixed after
    this point. It is important that we get your help in testing, reporting and
    suggesting fixes for bugs, and directing the technological improvements
    we attempt with this release of Fedora Core. Please direct bugs to, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test2. As
    always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed by updates and search
    for existing bugs before filing.

    Thanks to all in the Fedora Project Community who have contributed to
    this release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.

    DVD, CD and network installation are available.
    Please read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more
    The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site.
    HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from Fedora Project mirrors
    listed above. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.

    Notable Features of FC6 Test 2
    * All packages recompiled (minus Thunderbird)
    - Introduction of DT_GU_HASH, a far more efficient symbol lookup table for
    dynamic linking. Improves dynamic linking performance by up to 50%
    - Packages built with new build system based on Mock.
    - Packages now have proper BuildRequires
    * Ability to install from additional yum repositories during anaconda
    installations and kickstarts.
    * Functional Java applet plugin for Firefox due to gcjwebplugin
    * A new default font, DejaVu, replaces Vera.
    * Numerous package updates and upgrades
    * 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum

    Have fun testing and help prevent software patents!
    Michael Larabel

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      I haven't touched FC since version 2, but I like how it's coming along. From a Gentoo user, I have to say the ability to select a default audio device so simply is great in FC6.

      Nice to see that FC doesn't hold back on program versions either... everything is well up to date.