"This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over
and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the
advancing state of free software. Examples include:
* System Boot. Fedora 16 introduces GRUB2, the long-awaited
next-generation boot-loader for Linux. GRUB2 automatically
recognizes other operating systems, supports LVM2 and LUKS
partitions, and is more customizable than the previous version. In
this release, only x86 systems with a BIOS uses GRUB2 by default.
Work is ongoing for making GRUB2 the default for other
architectures and systems.
* Services Management. Fedora 15 introduced the Systemd services
management program. This release features better integration of
Systemd via conversion to native systemd services from legacy init
scripts in many software components -- for desktop users, this
means faster boot times; for system administrators it means more
powerful management of services.
* Desktop Updates. The two major desktop environments have been
updated to the latest releases: KDE Software Compilation 4.7 and
GNOME 3.1 development release.
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