Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Fedora 13 Features - Bridge from windows to GNU/Linux

Fedora 13 Will be released soon.

Features includes Built in EVDO/EDGE Support for Mobile Internet Technologies and Web cam support for dual mode cameras

List of other features
  1. Final pieces of Anaconda storage rewrite
  2. Packages like gutenprint-cups, hpijs, and pbm2l2030 should be installed on-demand when hardware requiring those drivers is detected
  3. More webcams supported out of the box with a special focus on dual mode cameras
  4. Use very small images (iso, floppy, disk) to bootstrap a machine that then contacts a remote server for boot information to continue the installation process
  5. This feature brings version 1.41.0 of Boost to Fedora 13, together with Boost.MPI. As a side effect, Boost will be built with CMake (instead of BJam)
  6. Dogtag Certificate System is an enterprise-class open source Certificate Authority (CA) supporting all aspects of certificate lifecycle management including key archival, OCSP and smartcard management
  7. GNOME Color Manager is a session framework that makes it easy to manage, install and generate color profiles in the GNOME desktop
  8. The gdb debugger has been extended so that it can report detailed information on the internals of the Python 2 and Python 3 runtimes
  9. Include Gnome 2.30
  10. Change ld default to --no-add-needed
  11. Add Community IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition packages and their dependencies into repositories
  12. Rebase to KDE 4.4 and offers new features such as PolicyKit 1 KAuth backend and improved PulseAudio integration
  13. This feature adds PolicyKit One support to Qt/KDE applications and the KDE desktop
  14. Fedora 13 features improved PulseAudio integration in KDE's Phonon and KMix
  15. Allow devices in KVM guest virtual machines to retain the same PCI address allocations as other devices are added or removed from the guest configuration
  16. Re-base to the NetBeans 6.8
  17. NetworkManager now supports easy-to-use Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN) support
  18. Control NetworkManager without a GUI
  19. The NetworkManager applet shows the current signal strength, cellular technology (GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA or 1x/EVDO etc), and roaming status while connected for cards where this functionality is supported
  20. Change the default NFS protocol to version 4
  21. Support for mounting NFS servers over IPv6
  22. Enhanced support for DisplayPort in X and kernel drivers for NVIDIA hardware
  23. A packaged version of python 3 that installs in parallel with the Python 2 stack
  24. Enhanced support for DisplayPort in X and kernel drivers for Radeon hardware
  25. Update to RPM 4.8
  26. This feature enables an entirely free software alternative to Skype using standard IETF protocols along with support for direct peer-to-peer secure communications such as possible with ZRTP capable softphones and without the need for a mitigating "service provider"
  27. Include SSSD the default set of base Fedora 13 packages and configure it through authconfig,and firstboot
  28. Allow automatic and manual disk partition backups
  29. Systemtap allows event tracing of programs when they have static probes inserted
  30. Provide the latest Sugar Learning Environment, as well as an enhanced activity set, which can be used as a choice in the login screen and possibly a live spin
  31. Add support for LVM (and various other improvements) to the udisks and gnome-disk-utility stack
  32. Move to the the lastest supported version of Upstart
  33. A new user account dialog tool to create new users and edit user-related information in single-user systems or small deployments.
  34. Enable kernel acceleration for kvm networking
  35. x2apic is an x86 feature that improves performance, especially on large systems. Virt x2apic is a port of this feature for KVM, improving guest performance, especially for guests with many virtual processors
  36. Expose multiple ports to the guest in the form of simple char devices for simple IO between the guest and host userspaces
  37. Enable guest virtual machines to share a physical network interface (NIC) with other guests and the host operating system
  38. Zarafa Outlook Sharing is a Microsoft Exchange replacement

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