Fedora 16 (code named as Verne) beta version released! while final version is expected to be released in November 2011. Fedora is one of the most popular Linux based operating system and commonly called as a rock solid distro, with latest cutting edge features that you can expect from a latest Linux distro. Fedora strictly follows open source principles, and uses Gnome as their default desktop.
What’s New in Fedora 16 ?
- GRUB 2 – the next generation boot loader for Linux
- improvements in service management, i.e faster boot times and more powerful management of services
- latest desktops such as KDE 4.7 and Gnome 3.1
- HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer, a depreciated component) has been removed, instead of that Fedora 16 uses udisks, upower and libudev
- New features added to support cloud computing in a variety of ways
- better virtualization support
- a lot of improvements from the developers point of view, such as a new Python plugin for GCC, updated programming environments/API etc
- Improvements in SELinux policies