Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Fedora Core 6 the ZOD, is out of the Door

The Fedora Project has announced the release of Fedora Core 6 (Zod). Install-time access to third-party package repositories, extensive performance improvements, support for Intel-based Macs, and a new GUI virtualization manager are some of the primary features. Additionally, Fedora Core 6 provides various improvements on the desktop, including a new default font and theme, the latest releases of GNOME and KDE, and additional options in window managers.
So if your grids were running on Fedora distribution, it ia time to get ready for trnsformation.
*Fedora Core 6 ships with the [WWW] 2.6.18 Linux kernel, and there are no longer separate kernels for multi-processor and single-processor architectures. A single kernel now automatically detects your processor.
*[WWW] X.org 7.1 is included, and it dynamically configures monitor resolution and refresh rates to limit the amount of required user configuration.
*Fedora Core 6 runs on Intel-based Macs.
*Improved i18n support using the default [WWW] SCIM input method, including more languages such as Sinhalase (Sri Lanka) and Oriya, Kannada, and Malayalam (India). Fedora Core now provides an easy interface to switch the input methods using im-chooser.
*The GNOME 1.x legacy stack has been removed from Fedora Core, and added to Fedora Extras.
Now you can add dual core single core, and macs (Intel) to your mixture of computer in your grid or grid technology.
But before jumping and hugging ZOD, read this discussion on Slashdot.

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