For developers, Fedora 12 includes a rich set of development tools, including all popular programming languages, IDEs, and an extensive set of libraries. The most recent versions of emacs, mercurial, and php are included - no need to worry about downloading the latest and greatest, we've got them all. And for developers using Eclipse, version 3.5.1 (Galileo) is included in Fedora 12, along with more Eclipse plug-ins than ever before. And these features are all in addition to the world's most popular web, SQL and application servers, creating a complete development and production environment in one easy to use platform.
How to get started
Intrigued? Want to give Fedora 12 a try?
You can download a LiveCD regardless of what operating system you're running. This will give you a working version of Fedora, complete with common applications, all running off your CD drive - your hard drive won't be touched at all. And when you're ready, installation is just a click away.
And if you're running Fedora 11, upgrading is easy. Refer to our handy documentation for help.
Help make Fedora!
| Want to join the Fedora community and help us make the best Linux distribution even better? Get started at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Join. Our diverse community from all over the globe welcomes contributors of all types. From artists to marketers to coders to testers to writers to translators and more, you can get involved. Share what you know or help with something you've always wanted to learn; mentors are always available to help you get started.
We'd love to hear your thoughts on Fedora 12. Have a suggestion? Find a bug? Start by taking a look at the Common F12 bugs to see if it's something we know about. (That page has information on what to do if you don't find your bug, too.)
Want more? Here are some further resources on Fedora 12, or talk with a community member in our live chat 24/7.
- Fedora 12 release announcement (http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2009-November/msg00006.html)
- Fedora Overview (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview)
- Fedora FAQ (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ)
- Help and Discussions (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate)
- Fedora 12 release notes (http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/)
- Fedora 12 feature profiles (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Category:F12_in-depth_features)
- Fedora 12 talking points (https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_12_Talking_Points)
- PDF or SVG versions of this document are available for download and printing. Please remix/translate/share this - it's available via the CC-BY-SA 3.0 unported licence, just like everything else on the Fedora wiki.
- Translations of this document are also available - if you make a translation, please link to it from this list!
Five Fun Things in Fedora 12 Video
In fifteen minutes, learn 5 fun things you can do with Fedora 12!