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Fedora 10 Beta: Cambridge's foundations are laid

Just on the heels of the Fedora Project's fifth anniversary, the Beta of Fedora Linux version 10 (code-named Cambridge) is now available:

There is also a Beta contest! Test five things in the Beta that are important to you as a user. If you find a bug *and* report it, you get the free attention of a package maintainer on a problem personally important to you!

Do your part to make Fedora 10 that much better.

Among the new, fun, and interesting features:

  • New NetworkManager with connection sharing
  • Improved printer handling
  • Remote virtualization and easier virt storage
  • Sectool, an auditing and security testing framework
  • RPM 4.6, the first big RPM change in several years

... and more ...

  • New version of PackageKit for managing software, with more fixes and enhancements (which benefits all distributions)
  • New version of PulseAudio (which benefits all distributions)
  • Kernel 2.6.27, including better support for WiFi
  • Better support for the EFI for Apple Macintosh hardware
  • Faster graphical start-up by Plymouth, replacing the venerable RHGB
  • Better support for webcams through the hard work in kernel 2.6.27 (which benefits all distributions)
  • New icon theme "Echo", to be completed with the theme graphic "Solar" in the Fedora 10 release
  • Gnome 2.24
  • KDE 4.1
  • Adding the NetBeans IDE
  • Eclipse 3.4
  • Automatic installation of multimedia codecs
  • Better HDTV support in
  • "Sugar" graphical environment (from OLPC) available for use, testing, and development

A more complete list and details of each new cited feature is available:

For release information, including common and known bugs, please see our release notes: