Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that brings the latest in free and open source software to your desktop, laptop and server, and gives you access to thousands of different open source applications. This helpful, user-friendly operating system is built by people across the globe who work together as a community to create the Fedora Project.
Features & Updates -
Download - Fedora 15 (Torrent link)
The beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 15. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general release of Fedora 15 in May. You are invited to join the community in making Fedora 15 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.
Desktop enthusiasts and end users of all sorts can look forward to:
>_# Gnome Shell and the Gnome 3 desktop -
Gnome 3 is the next major version of the Gnome desktop. After many years of a largely unchanged Gnome 2.x experience, GNOME 3 brings a fresh look and feel with GNOME Shell.
>_# LibreOffice Productivity Suite -
LibreOffice is a fork of OpenOffice, with the support of the OpenOffice.org community. All of the applications you know and love are still there, including apps for spreadsheets, document creation, and presentations.
>_#Desktop environments a-plenty -
The Xfce and LXDE spins have been updated, and the Fedora Spins SIG has other offerings tailored to a wide variety of user needs.
Sysadmins will love features such as:-
>_# Appliance building -
BoxGrinder creates appliances (virtual machines) from simple plain text appliance definition files for various virtual platforms, and is great for building appliances for use in a Cloud environment.
>_# Dynamic Firewall -
The dynamic firewall mode aims to make it possible to change firewall settings without the need to restart the firewall and to make persistent connections possible.
Coders have lots of new development tools to try out, including:-
Updates to popular languages -
Python 3.2, Rails 3.0.3, and OCaml 3.12 are all included in Fedora 15.
Project tooling -
Maven 3 is a Java project management, project comprehension, and build system tool.
Compiling and debugging - GDB gets an update to 7.3, and GCC 4.6 is included. (Fedora 15 has also been rebuilt using GCC 4.6!)