Mar 15

Hace unos días ha salido la versión Alpha de nuestra distribución preferida 😉

Las novedades son las siguientes (las podréis encontrar en la página oficial de

Yo personalmente la he probado, y solo en la instalación encontrareis diferencias.

Me ha dado algún problemilla montado sobre una maquina virtual (vmware), pero por lo demás, va bastante rápido.

No olvidemos que es una versión ALPHA.

Aquí os dejo las mejoras que trae esta nueva version (algunas de ellas):

Anaconda Storage Filtering:
Final pieces of Anaconda storage rewrite

Automatic Print Driver Installation:
Packages like gutenprint-cups, hpijs, and pbm2l2030 should be installed on-demand when hardware requiring those drivers is detected

Better Webcam Support:
More webcams supported out of the box with a special focus on dual mode cameras
Use very small images (iso, floppy, disk) to bootstrap a machine that then contacts a remote server for boot information to continue the installation process

Boost 1.41 Uplift:
This feature brings version 1.41.0 of Boost to Fedora 13, together with Boost.MPI. As a side effect, Boost will be built with CMake (instead of BJam)

Dogtag Certificate System:
Dogtag Certificate System is an enterprise-class open source Certificate Authority (CA) supporting all aspects of certificate lifecycle management including key archival, OCSP and smartcard management

ColorManagement GNOME:
Color Manager is a session framework that makes it easy to manage, install and generate color profiles in the GNOME desktop

Easier Python Debugging:
The gdb debugger has been extended so that it can report detailed information on the internals of the Python 2 and Python 3 runtimes

Gnome 2.30:
Include Gnome 2.30

Implicit DSO Linking:
Change ld default to –no-add-needed

IntelliJ IDEA:
Add Community IntelliJ IDEA Community Edition packages and their dependencies into repositories

KDE 4.4:
Rebase to KDE 4.4 and offers new features such as PolicyKit 1 KAuth backend and improved PulseAudio integration

KDE PolicyKit One Qt:
This feature adds PolicyKit One support to Qt/KDE applications and the KDE desktop

KDE PulseAudio Integration:
Fedora 13 features improved PulseAudio integration in KDE’s Phonon and KMix

KVM Stable PCI Addresses:
Allow devices in KVM guest virtual machines to retain the same PCI address allocations as other devices are added or removed from the guest configuration

Update Moblin support in Fedora to Moblin 2.2 Netbook Environment

Modprobe Whitelist:
Add a whitelist of allowed modules and commands to modprobe, to allow the system administrator to limit the amount of (potentially vulnerable) code that can run in the kernel

Correctly identify and set up multipath devices for use as installation targets

Re-base to the NetBeans 6.8

NetworkManager Bluetooth DUN:
NetworkManager now supports easy-to-use Bluetooth Dial-Up Networking (DUN) support

Command Line Control NetworkManager without a GUI

NetworkManager Mobile Status:
The NetworkManager applet shows the current signal strength, cellular technology (GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA or 1x/EVDO etc), and roaming status while connected for cards where this functionality is supported

Default Change the default NFS protocol to version 4

NFS Client IPv6:
Support for mounting NFS servers over IPv6

Nouveau DisplayPort:
Enhanced support for DisplayPort in X and kernel drivers for NVIDIA hardware

Python 3:
A packaged version of python 3 that installs in parallel with the Python 2 stack

Radeon DisplayPort:Enhanced support for DisplayPort in X and kernel drivers for Radeon hardware

Update to RPM 4.8

SIP Witch Domain Telephony:
This feature enables an entirely free software alternative to Skype using standard IETF protocols along with support for direct peer-to-peer secure communications such as possible with ZRTP capable softphones and without need for a mitigating “service provider”

By Default Include SSSD the default set of base Fedora 13 packages and configure it through authconfig,and firstboot

System Rollback
Allow automatic and manual disk partition backups

Systemtap Static Probes:
Systemtap allows event tracing of programs when they have static probes inserted

Provide the latest Sugar Learning Environment, as well as an enhanced activity set, which can be used as a choice in the login screen and possibly a live spin

Improvements Add support for LVM (and various other improvements) to the udisks and gnome-disk-utility stack

Move to the the lastest supported version of Upstart

User Account Dialog:
A new user account dialog tool to create new users and edit user-related information in single-user systems or small deployments.

Enable kernel acceleration for kvm networking

x2apic is an x86 feature that improves performance, especially on large systems. Virt x2apic is a port of this feature for KVM, improving guest performance, especially for guests with many virtual processors

Expose multiple ports to the guest in the form of simple char devices for simple IO between the guest and host userspaces

Yum Language Package Plugin:
A yum plugin that allows langpacks to be automatically installed for your native language when base packages with langpacks get installed

Zarafa Outlook Sharing is a Microsoft Exchange replacement

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