It's here! It's here! It's really here! Fedora 14 has been released!
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.
Fedora 14, codename Laughlin, is now available for download. Join us
and share the joy of Free software and the community with friends and
We know you can't wait to get started with Fedora 14, so simply follow
this link to download it today:
If you want a quick tour of highlights in this release, check out:
For more information including common and known bugs, and tips on how
to report bugs, please refer to the release notes:
You can also find this announcement text at:
What's New in Fedora 14?
For desktop users
A universe of new features for end users:
* libjpeg-turbo Users can load and save images faster in Fedora 14
than in previous releases.
* Spice Spice (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing
Environments) provides users with an enhanced remote desktop
experience. Currently, it provides the rudimentary foundation to take
advantage of things like Accelerated 2D graphics, encryption, and
"hardware" cursor support.
For developers there are all sorts of additional goodies:
* D Fedora 14 introduces support for D, a systems programming
language combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with
the programmer productivity of modern languages such as Ruby and
* Python 2 upgrade The system python 2 stack has been upgraded to 2.7.
* GNUStep A GUI framework based of the Objective-C programming
language which is part of the gcc.
* Memory Debugging Tools The new "gdb-heap" package adds a new
"heap" command to /usr/bin/gdb which allows you to get a breakdown of
how a process is using dynamic memory.
* Rakudo Star An implementation of Perl version 6.
* Support for Milkymist Developers can enjoy developing for
Milkymist, an open hardware embedded board, on Fedora 14. Thanks to
the Fedora Electronic Lab for their work in this regard.
For system administrators
And don't think we forgot the system administrators:
* Fedora is now available for users of the Amazon Elastic
Computing Cloud service, released concurrently with the traditional
* virt-v2v assists in the easy migration of Xen virtual machines
to KVM virtual machines.
* A Virtualization Technology Preview Repo allows users to test
the very latest developments in virtualization related packages.
* Varnish has been updated and includes improved scalability and a
new log function.
* Apache has been updated and includes a number of mod and security fixes.
And that's only the beginning. Updated versions of many packages, as
usual, will be available in Fedora 14. A more complete list with more
details of the new features on board Fedora 14 is available at:
OK, so what are you waiting for? Go download it! You know you can't wait.
If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to
In particular, Fedora has made preupgrade a more robust solution and
pushed several bug fixes to older releases of Fedora to enable an easy
upgrade to Fedora 14.
Fedora 14 full release notes and guides for several languages are available at:
Fedora 14 common bugs are documented at:
Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various
types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They
can be found at:
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