[PLUG] Fedora 11 Preview Release Announced

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 28 22:36:00 PDT 2009


Hi

Fedora 11 Preview Release has been announced with a large number of new
features, even more so than previous general releases. This includes

* Presto (delta RPM updates reducing bandwidth usage over 80%
typically). Yum install yum-presto to enable it.

* Automatic font and mime installer via PackageKit

* Nouveau as the default driver for Nvidia cards (3D support is not
mature and disabled however),

* Simplified Anaconda text mode installation and minimal installation
support,

* Automatic Bug Reporting tool,

* Native access to Microsoft Exchange using OpenChange,

* Firefox 3.1 and ThunderBird 3.0

* Openoffice.org 3.1

* Windows Cross Compiler (MinGW and a comprehensive set of cross
compiled libraries)

* Ext4 as the default filesystem

* Experimental support for the next generation Btrfs filesystem,

* Improved I18N with the switch to IBus input system by default,

* Much improved Kernel Mode Support with flicker free and fast bootup

* Many virtualization and security improvements,

* RPM 4.7, GNOME 2.26, KDE 4.2, Xfce 4.6, Linux Kernel 2.6.29, Python
2.6. GCC 4.4 and several other changes.

Announcement:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2009-April/msg00011.html

Major Features list:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/11/FeatureList

Phoronix article

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=fedora_11_preview&num=1

Rahul



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