Welcome to Fedora 11
Fedora is a Linux based operating system that provides users with access to the latest free and open source software, in a stable, secure and easy to manage form. Fedora is the largest of many free software creations of the Fedora Project, a partnership of free software community members from around the globe.
For more general information about the Fedora Project, including goals, values, how to get Fedora and how to join the global community of contributors, see the Overview page.
Comprehensive Release Notes for Fedora 11 are also available, which describe the changes in Fedora since the last release, and is full of vital information for both new and experienced users.
Download Fedora 11
To get a copy of Fedora 11 click here: get.fedoraproject.org. Options for direct download and BitTorrent are available.
Fedora 11 Release Overview
Fedora 11 continues the Fedora Project's long standing tradition of the Four Foundations: Freedom, Friends, Features, First. Freedom represents dedication to free software and content. Friends represents the strength of our community. Features represents our commitment to excellence. First represents our commitment to innovation.
Fedora strives to maintain a long tradition of technical excellence and innovation. Fedora 11 will exhibit more of the same. Fedora 11 is packed with tons of new features which focus each end of the spectrum and everything in between, from casual desktop user to hardcore hacker. It will also give you a very good technical preview of features that may appear in the upcoming version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Fedora 11 showcases a new default filesystem in ext4, a 20 second startup, and the latest GNOME, KDE and XFCE releases. There are new security enhancements, improved and upgraded development tools and cutting edge features in areas such as virtualization.
For a complete list of Fedora 11 features see the complete Fedora 11 Feature List.
For some more detailed coverage of features, you can see either the Fedora 11 Talking Points for high level overview or take a look at the Fedora 11 In Depth Feature Profiles for more detailed discussion on specific features.
The Fedora 11 Screenshot Tour includes what's new and exciting in pictorial form. Enjoy the new KDE 4.2.2, Thunderbird 3, Firefox 3.5 or the new PulseAudio volume controls.
Fedora 11 Multimedia
In anticipation of the release there have been several podcasts and interviews produced as well as other multimedia such as screencasts. You can find links to those below.
A number of podcasts on topics such as a General Overview of F11 and specific features like Presto, Kernel Mode Setting and PackageKit can be found at the Fedora 11 Podcasts page.
Plymouth includes a new bootup sequence. It's called 'Charge' created by Mike Langlie and Ray Strode. Plymouth themes can be created easily now that the plugins have been separated out from the core plymouth code.