The Fedora Project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 18 ("Schrödinger's Cat"). Heck, we'd even say that getting this release to you has been a physical experience.
Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months...or so, if you dare to open the box.
The Schrödinger's Cat is with no doubt Fedora's best release yet. You'll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F19 features. You can always cownt on us to bring you the best features first.
Can't wait for a taste? You can get started downloading now:
Detailed information about this release can be seen in the release notes:
What's New in Fedora 19?
The Fedora Project takes great pride in being able to show off features for all types of use cases, including traditional desktop users, systems administration, development, the cloud, and many more. But a few new features are guaranteed to be seen by nearly anyone installing Fedora and are improvements that deserve to be called out on their own.
Of course, it wouldn't be a release announcement without a spotted--er, dotted--list of all the other fantastic features you'll see in Fedora 19:
For desktop users
Regardless of your desktop choice, Fedora 19 offers...
For systems administrators
For clouds and virtualization
And that's only the beginning. For a more complete list with details of all the new features in Fedora 19, steer over to:
Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs
Get it now:
- If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
- Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.
Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones, here:
- With all the changes to the installer, we particularly recommend reading the Installation Guide:
- Everyone makes missteaks. Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
Fedora spins are alternate versions of Fedora tailored for various types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations, from desktop options to spins for those interested in gaming, robotics, or design software. More information on our various spins is available at:
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, design and do artwork, 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!
Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes to improve the Fedora number experience, our next release, Fedora 20, is already being developed in parallel and has been open for active development for several months already. We have an early plan for release at the end of November 2013, and the final schedule for F20 is going to be based on the results of the planning process:
Fedora has always been full of great features, but sometimes we need to cull the herd. Saying good-bye is always hard, but here are the ones we had to put out to pasture this time around.
If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information here: