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First look at Fedora11 Release

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Fedora 11 is out with lot of new updates. Here is a first glance at things that I liked.
Fedora Complete Feature list is available here:


Cool Image isn’t it?


Here I’m inside LiveCD session


Firefox 3.5 beta4 is now available for better browsing experience


Kannada works out-of-box. No font installation required and Lohit Kannada font looks lot better now.


Firewall Management. You might have found it last release itself. Just for a reference


Input method? No installation required again..

IBus input method system – ibus has been rewritten in C and is the new default input method for Asian languages. It allows input methods to be added and removed dynamically during a desktop session. It supports Chinese (pinyin, libchewing, tables), Indic (m17n), Japanese (anthy), Korean (libhangul), and more. There are still some features missing compared to scim so testing is strongly encouraged and reports of problems and suggestions for improvements welcome.


Configure Input method and you will be ready to start typing in any language


You can see that I have configured KGP and KN_ITRANS input methods for Kannada. You get this menu once you press Ctrl+Space (You can customize this to meet your requirements, check the previous image)


There I go, I started typing in Kannada in just few seconds

Few other features to note:

Automatic font and mime-type installation, Volume Control integrated with Pulse-Audio for better experience, Intel, ATI and Nvidia kernel modsetting for speeding up graphical boot, Fingerprint device support enhanced, Presto for fast OS/Software upgrades via yum, ext4 filesystem, Virt Improved Console, MinGW (Windows cross compiler) for cross platform developers to build windows apps without having to use Windows.

Good Job Fedora!

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