"New and improved features for Fedora 12 fall into one of three
categories: applications, installation and administration, and core
OS improvements. The release notes have separate sections detailing
changes for each audience such as desktop users, system
administrators and developers.
"On the application front there have been a number of changes
and additions to the standard set. The Palimpsest Disk Utility is a
new tool with a slick user interface to help you with everything
disk related. It provides graphical charts showing disk performance
and health for SMART devices including the current operating
temperature. Palimpsest also lets you mount foreign disk formats
such as Windows NTFS volumes.
"Gnote has replaced Tomboy in Fedora 12 as the default note
taking application. It removes the dependency on the Mono runtime
stack. Empathy is the new default instant messaging client,
replacing Pidgin and Theora 1.1 for video encoding / decoding. The
NetworkManager tool has been enhanced to provide support for mobile
broadband and Bluetooth PAN support for connecting to the Internet
using your mobile phone."