Fedora 14 codenamed “Laughlin” has been released yesterday on 2nd November, 2010.
The Fedora 14 "Laughlin" comes a list of new features that enhance performance, access and quality assurance.
In a press release Fedora Community said, “The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. (NYSE: RHT) sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 14, the latest version of its free open source operating system distribution. The Fedora Projects leads the advancement of free and open source software with a new distribution released approximately every six months.”
The latest version of Fedora has cloud aspirations, decodes jpg files faster, includes SPICE – a useful protocol for virtualizing desktop PCs, and contains numerous enhancements of interest to developers.
Fedora 14 includes several new features for developers, system administrators and open source enthusiasts including:
- Framework software for Spice, a rapidly advancing infrastructure for desktop virtualization
- New debugging features for developers, such as support for dynamic/unplanned memory usage tracking and faster launch thanks to pre-generated indexes
- Powerful remote and out-of-band management capabilities with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support
- Updated tech preview of the GNOME shell environment, part of the upcoming GNOME 3.0 release
- A subset of new and innovative software from the MeeGo™ community for an enhanced experience on netbooks and small devices
- OpenSCAP, an open-source framework for the Security Content Automation Protocol, which provides a framework and approach to maintaining system security backed by NIST standards
- Support for emergent programming languages like D, and refreshed versions of popular languages such as Python 2.7, Erlang R14, and the Rakudo Star implementation of Perl 6
via : Fedora Community
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