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08 November 2011, 16:49

Fedora 16 released

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Fedora 16 release

The Red Hat sponsored Fedora Project has released the sixteenth version of its Linux distribution, code-named "Verne"; it has been dedicated to Dennis Ritchie. It includes GNOME 3.2, KDE 4.7, LibreOffice 3.4 and version 3.1 of the Linux kernel, as well as other major improvements. System administrators will also notice several changes – the Fedora developers have switched to the GRUB 2 bootloader and used GPT (GUID Partition Table) for partitioning disks.

In addition, there are a number of improvements affecting virtualisation and cloud computing, and after four years without, everything required to use virtalisation using Xen is now built-in.

An extensive overview of these and other advances in Fedora 16 is available in an article on The H Open:


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