The Fedora project is proud to present the availability of Fedora 11 Leonidas Alpha.

The Alpha should be able to boot on any system and it offers a peek into the features that will be included in the final release. Of those, worth mentioning are the experimental support for the Btrfs filesystem, stable support for the breathtaking EXT4 filesystem, KDE 4.2, GNOME 2.26, Python 2.6, a new volume control, an exciting multi-seat support (multiple peripherals can be connected at the same time on a single machine) and a cross-compiler, allowing developers to build and test Windows applications right from their Fedora box, without requiring a Windows OS installation.

Highlights of Fedora 11 Alpha:

· Windows Cross Compiler
· Ext4 File System
· Btrfs File System
· New Volume Control
· PackageKit Firmware Support
· GNOME 2.26
· KDE 4.2 RC2
· Xfce 4.6 Beta
· NetBeans 6.5
· Python 2.6
· Git

The Fedora 11 (codename Leonidas) development will continue with a beta release at the end of March, a Preview version at the end of April, and it will conclude with the final release at the end of June or probably at the beginning of July, 2009. Fedora 11 will be available for download as GNOME and KDE Live CD editions for 32-bit and 64-bit platforms, and the usual installable DVD editions.

Fedora 11 Release Schedule:

· February 5th, 2009 - Fedora 11 Alpha Release
· March 24th, 2009 - Fedora 11 Beta Release
· April 24th, 2009 - Fedora 11 Preview Release
· June 26th, 2009 - Fedora 11 Final Release

Download Fedora 11 Alpha:

Remember that, this is an alpha release and it should NOT be installed on production machines. It is intended to be used for testing purposes only. The Fedora Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness. All issues should be reported via the Red Hat Bugzilla. Read the Alpha release notes for more information.

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