The Fedora 18 "Spherical Cow" Beta release is plumping up! This release offers a preview of some of the best free and open source technology currently under development.
We are delighted to announce the availability of the beta release of Fedora 18. Want to get a taste of the future? Download it now:
What is the Beta Release?
The Beta release is the last important milestone of Fedora 18. Only critical bug fixes will be pushed as updates leading to the general release of Fedora 18 in the beginning of the next year. We invite you to join us in making Fedora 18 a solid release by downloading, testing, and providing your valuable feedback.
Of course, this is a beta release, meaning that some problems may still be lurking. A list of the problems we already know about is found at the Common F18 bugs page, seen here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs
This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Here are just a few of the new features:
We have nightly composes of alternate spins available here:
Contributing to Fedora
For more information on common and known bugs, tips on how to report bugs, and the official release schedule, please refer to the release notes:
There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit http://join.fedoraproject.org today!