I have done some testing with Fedora 14 (Alpha, Beta RC1 and Beta RC2) on my laptop and everything works smoothly. Soon I will revise all this blog Fedora guides and software installation instructions and update them to work with Fedora 14 Laughlin.
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Fedora 14 Laughlin Main Software Updates, Changes and Features
New Software Versions
- Linux Kernel 2.6.35 – Newest Linux Kernel
- Gnome 2.32 – Newest Gnome Desktop
- KDE Plasma Desktop 4.5.0 – Newest KDE Desktop
- OpenOffice.org 3.3 – Office suite
- NetBeans 6.9 – An open-source integrated development environmen (IDE)
- Eclipse Helios 3.6 – An open-source integrated development environmen (IDE)
- Python 2.7 – Updated Python to the upstream 2.7 release of Python Programming environment/language
- Perl 5.12 – Perl updated to 5.12 version
- MeeGo 1.0 – MeeGo Netbook UX 1.0 experience in Fedora
Fedora 14 Laughlin Other Improvements, Changes and Features
- Linux Kernel 2.6.35 – Linux 2.6.35 includes a wide range of new features
- Desktop Virtualization – Spice is a complete open source solution for interaction with virtualized desktops, focusing on the provision of high-quality remote access to QEMU machines.
- Faster JPEG Compression/Decompression – The replacement of libjpeg with libjpeg-turbo brings speed improvements
- New and Updated Programming Languages – Fedora 14 sees the introduction of D, a systems programming language combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python.
- Better Tools For Developers – Netbeans 6.9, Eclipse Helios 3.6, D programming
- KDE Plasma Desktop 4.5.0 – KDE 4.5.0 introduces window tiling and better notification features, along with many stability and performance improvements.
- Sugar 0.90 – The latest release of Sugar features major usability improvements for the first login screen and the control panel, as well as support for 3G networks.
- Improved Netbook Experience With MeeGo – The MeeGo Netbook UX 1.0 provides a user interface tailored specifically for netbooks, building on the foundations laid by Moblin in previous Fedora releases.
- IPMI Server Management Made Simple – ipmiutil, an easy-to-use, fully-featured IPMI server management utility that allows a wide range of management functions to be performed with just a few commands.