Fedora 8 “Werewolf”.

Fedora

Yesterday mark another release day of one of my favorite Linux distro (Fedora); Fedora 8 codenamed Werewolf ( what a codename :-P ). Among notable features in this release were:

  • Features a 2.6.23 based kernel.
  • GNOME 2.20
  • KDE 3.5.8 (KDE Live and regular DVD) while the KDE 4 (Beta) Development Environment is available in the repository.
  • The implementation of PulseAudio sound daemon.
  • Codec Buddy (a.k.a codeina).
  • A new look and feel (the “Infinity” desktop art is cool..changes color to reflect outdoor conditions).
  • Nodoka, a fresh new GNOME theme created specially for Fedora
  • Compiz Fusion installed by default.
  • Open-source Java integration through the IcedTea project.
  • Improved laptop support.
  • Remote virtualization management.
  • Improved network management
  • Many other improvements.

Conclusion

It’s only seems like yesterday I post about the release of Moonshine. Has it been that long already? Or maybe because I’m not so active in blogging? Anyway, with this release, mark another great achievement of the Fedora team. In my humble opinion, with each new release, Fedora seems much closer to bring total of ease to its audiences. The improvement of network management, the implementation of PulseAudio and CodecBuddy reflect on this matters. Go here for the release notes, here for release summary, and here for the official announcement. Currently, my home desktop is using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) while my office workstation using the older Fedora Core 6 (Zod). Maybe it’s time to upgrade my office workstation since I’m pretty satisfied with my Gutsy at home.

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