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== awstats ==
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Version 7 of '''awstats''' beta is not available.  This version allows detection of Windows 7 clients, can format numbers according to localization, and many other new features.  These are detailed  in the changelog at http://awstats.sourceforge.net/docs/awstats_changelog.txt.
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== chatzilla ==
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Fedora 14 now includes '''chatzilla''', an IRC client.  '''chatzilla''' may be installed alone, or with '''chatzilla-gnome''', allowing <code>irc:</code> addresses to be handled in GNOME.
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== clamz ==
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'''clamz''' is new to Fedora.  It is an open source replacement for Amazon's MP3 downloader.  '''clamz''' may be used to download individual songs or complete albums that you have purchased from Amazon's Music Store.
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== claws-mail ==
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'''claws-mail''' 3.7.6 includes new filtering features, a number of user interface enhancements, and several new translations.  Refer to http://www.claws-mail.org/news.php for a summary of all the new features.
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== ekiga ==
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'''ekiga''' has been updated to 3.2.7.  This release includes a large number of fixes, including a number of user-visible changes, mostly in the area of more sensible defaults.  For complete details refer to the release notes at http://git.gnome.org/browse/ekiga/plain/NEWS.
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== emacs-w3m ==
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The '''emacs-w3m''' pager is now available, which has WWW capability.  It is said to be faster than the old W3 browser, making it a preferable alternative.
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== eurephia ==
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'''eurephia''' is new to Fedora 14.  '''eurephia''' is an authentication plug-in for OpenVPN.  You may learn all about '''eurephia''' at http://www.eurephia.net/.
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== gnome-applet-netspeed ==
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'''gnome-applet-netspeed''' is just a little GNOME-applet that shows how much traffic occurs on a specified network device.  '''gnome-applet-netspeed''' is new to Fedora 14.  You can learn more at http://projects.gnome.org/netspeed/.
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== gnome-applet-remmina ==
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Also new to Fedora 14 is '''gnome-applet-remmina'''.  This is a remote desktop client supporting RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH.  Find out all about it at http://remmina.sourceforge.net/.
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== gnome-gmail ==
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'''gnome-gmail''' adds Gmail support to the GNOME desktop.  Also new to Fedora 14, details may be found at http://gnome-gmail.sourceforge.net/.
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== maildirproc ==
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'''maildirproc''' is a mail processing agent, with similar functionality to '''procmail''', but unlike '''procmail''', '''maildirproc''' operates on already delivered mail.  The upstream site is at http://joel.rosdahl.net/maildirproc/.
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== openconnect ==
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'''openconnect''' has been upgraded from version 2.22 to 2.24.  In addition to bugfixes, there are a number of security enhancements.  The full details may be reviewed at http://www.infradead.org/openconnect.html.
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== Consistent network device naming ==
  
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Fedora 18 continues previous releases' use of '''biosdevname''' to set network device names in a deterministic manner. Ethernet ports embedded on server motherboards will be named <code>em<port_number></code>, while ports on PCI cards will be named <code>p<slot_number>p<port_number></code>, corresponding to the chassis labels. This feature may be disabled by passing <code>"biosdevname=0"</code> on the kernel command line, in which case, behavior will revert to using ethX names.
  
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== better network security with firewalld ==
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'''firewalld''' will be the default firewall solution for Fedora 18, replacing '''iptables'''.  Using '''firewalld'''will allow for application of policy changes without reloading, allowing connection states to stay unbroken when rules are changed.
  
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A D-BUS interface allows approved applications to communicate status and present complex or temporary needs to the firewall without requiring hand configuration by an administrator. This improves support for dynamic environments like libvirtd, which previously had to be restarted when iptables rules were changed.
  
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Manual administration can be done with firewall-cmd. Documentation on firewalld can be found in the included manpages, firewall-cmd(1), firewalld(1), firewalld.conf(5), firewalld.icmptype(5), firewalld.service(5), firewalld.zone(5).
  
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== Team Driver improves NIC bonding ==
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Fedora 18 includes Team Driver which facilitates grouping of multiple network interfaces together so they act like a single network interface. This extends teaming possibilities provided by existing bonding driver. It also provides userspace driven, modular alternative to bonding driver. Usage information can be found in man teamd.conf(5), man teamd(8), and man teamdctl(8).
  
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== Bring your own hotspot ==
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NetworkManager now supports an enhanced Hotspot/Internet Connection Sharing mode for WiFi, which enables a much smoother connection sharing experience and is better supported by hardware. This mode is automatically enabled only for newly created connection to ensure existing configuration is unchanged.
  
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Consistent network device naming

Fedora 18 continues previous releases' use of biosdevname to set network device names in a deterministic manner. Ethernet ports embedded on server motherboards will be named em<port_number>, while ports on PCI cards will be named p<slot_number>p<port_number>, corresponding to the chassis labels. This feature may be disabled by passing "biosdevname=0" on the kernel command line, in which case, behavior will revert to using ethX names.

better network security with firewalld

firewalld will be the default firewall solution for Fedora 18, replacing iptables. Using firewalldwill allow for application of policy changes without reloading, allowing connection states to stay unbroken when rules are changed.

A D-BUS interface allows approved applications to communicate status and present complex or temporary needs to the firewall without requiring hand configuration by an administrator. This improves support for dynamic environments like libvirtd, which previously had to be restarted when iptables rules were changed.

Manual administration can be done with firewall-cmd. Documentation on firewalld can be found in the included manpages, firewall-cmd(1), firewalld(1), firewalld.conf(5), firewalld.icmptype(5), firewalld.service(5), firewalld.zone(5).

Team Driver improves NIC bonding

Fedora 18 includes Team Driver which facilitates grouping of multiple network interfaces together so they act like a single network interface. This extends teaming possibilities provided by existing bonding driver. It also provides userspace driven, modular alternative to bonding driver. Usage information can be found in man teamd.conf(5), man teamd(8), and man teamdctl(8).

Bring your own hotspot

NetworkManager now supports an enhanced Hotspot/Internet Connection Sharing mode for WiFi, which enables a much smoother connection sharing experience and is better supported by hardware. This mode is automatically enabled only for newly created connection to ensure existing configuration is unchanged.