Fedora 14 released, brings polish and feature updates

November 6th, 2010 at 5:28 PM  No Comments

Linux distribution Fedora released their latest version this week. Fedora 14 was released Tuesday and brings along with it some new interesting features.

  • 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

While not as popular as Ubuntu, Fedora is still one of the more popular distributions, targeted more towards system administrators and developers than Ubuntu. RedHat says there are approximatively 25 million Fedora users.

Also updated was the website, which now is a little more user friendly and provides more information about the release. You can download the release at the project website.