Fedora14 'Laughlin' is released!

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 Announced today the release of Fedora 14 linux distribution code named  ‘Laughlin’. Fedora 14 includes several new features for developers, systemFedora-logo
administrators and open source enthusiasts.

Fedora 14’s feature list includes:

  • All-new debugging features for developers, such as support for dynamic/unplanned memory usage tracking and faster launch thanks to pre-generated indexes
  • Powerful remote and out-of-band management capabilities with Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) support
  • Framework software for Spice, a rapidly advancing infrastructure for full desktop virtualization
  • Updated images available for Amazon EC2, to test-drive the latest open source technologies in the cloud

Fedora 14 also features numerous desktop improvements that all users can see and experience including:

  • Faster processing time for picture files using the new and more efficient libjpeg-turbo library
  • Updated tech preview of the GNOME shell environment, part of the upcoming GNOME 3.0 release
  • A subset of new and innovative software from the MeeGo™ community for an enhanced experience on netbooks and small devices

Some of the many additional features in Fedora 14 include:

  • OpenSCAP, an open-source framework for the Security Content Automation Protocol, which provides a framework and approach to maintaining system security backed by NIST standards
  • Support for emergent programming languages like D, and refreshed versions of popular languages such as Python 2.7, Erlang R14, and the Rakudo Star implementation of Perl 6

A complete list of Fedora 14 features is available on the Fedora community’s release announcement.

More information about the release can be found in the official release announcement, in a press release from Red Hat and in the release notes. Fedora 14 is available to download for 32 and 64-bit systems from the project’s site.