Fedora 16, Codenamed "Verne" Released

Fedora 16, codenamed "Verne", is due to be released today. Fedora has decome the "poster child" for the Gnome 3 desktop, since being the first of the major distributions to use it (in their Fedora 15 release). So there are a lot of high hopes associated with this release, people are really anxious to see if the Fedora/Gnome 3 desktop is improving as it matures. As expected, the Fedora Project developers unleashed a few minutes ago, November 8th, the immediate availability for download and testing of the final and stable version of the Fedora 16 operating system, dubbed Verne.
Fedora 16 (Verne) is powered by the newly released Linux kernel 3.1, it features the GNOME 3.2.1 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell interface and the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.2 environment. Fedora 16 includes OpenStack, lots of SELinux enhancements, updated Haskell, Perl and Ada environments, Blender 2.5, Boost 1.47, TigerVNC 1.1, and much more. 

Over View of Fedora 16:-
  • Linux kernel 3.1.0;
  • GNOME 3.2.1 desktop environment (with GNOME Shell);
  • KDE Software Compilation 4.7.2;
  • GRUB2;
  • Systemd services management;
  • SELinux improvements;
  • 1000 System accounts;
  • Added Chrony NTP client;
  • Removed HAL;
  • Removed ConsoleKit;
  • Automatic Multi-seat support;
  • Support for cloud computing;
  • Restored support for Xen;
  • Enhanced Spice 0.10 app to manage virtual machines;
  • Many improvements for developers;
  • Aeolus Conductor;
  • Blender 2.5;
  • Boost 1.47;
  • Glasgow Haskell Compiler 7.0.4;
  • Haskell Platform 2011.2.0.1;
  • GNOME Input integration;
  • libvirt networking support improvements;
  • New mkdumprd for kdump;
  • Perl 5.14;
  • Static analysis of CPython extensions;
  • Sugar 0.94;
  • TigerVNC 1.1;
  • USB Network Redirection and so on.
To download Fedora 16 (Verne) Click Here


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