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04 November 2008, 15:43

Fedora 10 Linux previewed

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The Fedora project has released a preview version of Fedora 10, codenamed "Cambridge". With this preview of the Linux distribution released between the beta and the final version scheduled for release on 25th of November, the developers are calling on users to test drive the new version one last time.

As well as an updated software range, including Linux kernel, KDE 4.1.2, Gnome 2.24.1 and Xorg-1.5.2, Fedora 10 also offers a number of other new features. The system is said to start and close down faster, aiming to get to a login screen within 30 seconds of powering up a system. The Plymouth grahical booter, a replacement for rhgb (Red Hat Graphical Booter), and the kernel modesetting (KMS) feature ensure that attached monitors also switch to their native resolutions as quickly as possible.

Just in time for the preview, the alternative RPM Fusion package repository also opened its doors. The new repository is a merger of Freshrpms, and Dribble. It is intended to become a central port of call for both Fedora and Red Hat Linux Enterprise users in search of the codecs for popular audio and video formats.


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