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Fedora 14 Well On Its Way to a Desktop Near You

Oct 08, 2010, 06:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Susan Linton)

"Red Hat's Fedora remains one of the most popular and versatile Linux distributions available today. In fact, it has few equals.And Fedora 14, which is due for final release November 2, saw its one and only beta release on September 28 with some exciting feature previews. Being based on Linux 2.6.35, that was released on August 1 and received its latest stable update on September 29, it will offer goodies like Btrfs direct input/output, better power management, expanded video and Ethernet hardware support, and memory cache de-fragmentation. Of particular interest to Red Hat and Fedora developers and users are the improvements in KVM virtualization, which include enhancements of the timer and emulator code that result in higher performance as well as improvements in performance tracing and monitoring.

"Speaking of virtualization, Fedora 14 will introduce SPICE to their users this release. SPICE is a tool for creating and interacting with virtual machines. It features encryption, accelerated 2D graphics, video and audio format detection and playback, hardware cursor support, and dynamic adaption to graphic and communication changes."

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