Fedora 17 beta review – Miraculously beefy

“This development version brings with it a number of new features and upgrades, all of them to show off the very latest, and upcoming, open source software. To begin with, the Desktop Environment has been upgraded to GNOME 3.4 by default, bringing enhanced search functions and document management applications that come with it. There’s also an update to the very latest Linux Kernel 3.3, which adds Android kernel elements and better support for btrfs, both being a boon for app and software developers alike.

“There are also a few pre-release packages included with the beta, such as a release candidate for GIMP 2.8, and the Juno version of Eclipse. These have been added in anticipation for the full versions being available when the final stable release is finished.”

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