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Linux Top 3: Fedora 17 Debuts as Linux 3.5 Release Cycle Begins

Jun 05, 2012, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sean Michael Kerner)

The first Fedora release of 2012 hit general availability last week and it's a distribution that the community has been 'relishing' for some time. Nicknamed the 'Beefy Miracle' the Fedora 17 release is loaded with both desktop, server and cloud facing condiments.

On the desktop side is the latest GNOME 3.4 release which is now the default across a wider range of hardware than the previous Fedora 16 release. With Fedora 16, there was a GNOME Fallback mode that enable a more classic GNOME desktop for those that wanted it (or didn't have the right hardware).

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