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15 January 2013, 15:15

Fedora 18 released with a brand new installer

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The Fedora Project has released version 18 of its Linux distribution, code-named "Spherical Cow". The long-awaited and much delayed release introduces a completely reworked installer. The distribution is available with GNOME 3.6 as the default and optional KDE 4.9, Xfce 4.10, Cinnamon 1.6 and MATE 1.4 desktops.

Its Secure Boot support allows Fedora 18 to be booted on Windows 8 PCs without hassle and, unlike Ubuntu, it also uses the security features of the technology. This does, however, prevent users from installing self-compiled kernels or kernel modules from NVIDIA's and AMD's proprietary graphics drivers.

For a detailed look at the changes and enhancements in Fedora 18, read What's new in Fedora 18, a feature from the Kernel Log's Thorsten Leemhuis.


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