Fedora 17 "Beefy Miracle" released
Source: Fedora The Red-Hat-sponsored Fedora Project has released version 17 of its popular Linux distribution, code-named "Beefy Miracle". The community distribution is used as the basis for future versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL): its software components are usually the most up to date and new technologies often get their first field test with Fedora.
The new release includes a version of the GNOME Shell which works on systems with graphics drivers that don't support 3D acceleration. The latest version of the Linux distribution also implements much-discussed changes to the filesystem structure involving the removal of the /bin/, /sbin/, /lib/ and /lib64/ directories. A new sandbox feature allows applications to be easily isolated using KVM or LXC.
An extensive overview of these and other advances in Fedora 17 is available in an article on The H Open: