It's not every week that sees the launch of a major release from one of the most popular Linux distributions. This week, however, we've had the benefit of not just one but two such landmark debuts.
Fedora 15 'Lovelock'
As promised previously, the final release of Fedora 15 launched on Tuesday to a global audience of fans eager to check out its implementation of the GNOME 3 desktop. Linux desktops are a particularly critical subject, of course, now that the default Unity desktop in Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" has proven so controversial, and the Fedora team announced that it was abandoning its own Unity efforts some time ago. GNOME 3 may be slightly less controversial, but it's still generating a lot of discussion. Other key new features in this latest release from Fedora--which is currently the third most popular Linux distribution, according to DistroWatch--are the availability of the Btrfs filesystem as a menu item in the installer and better crash reporting. A redesigned SELinux troubleshooter is also a part of the new release, as is higher compression in live images. Lovelock features better power management as well, thanks in part to a daemon that tunes system settings dynamically to balance between power consumption and performance. LibreOffice and Firefox 4 are now included, while updates for systems administrators include a dynamic firewall, more consistent network device naming and the BoxGrinder appliance creator. A full list of features is available on the Fedora site, where the new release is also available for free download.
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