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Fedora Core 5

Fans of the Fedora distribution will be happy to see that

Fedora Core 5 ‘Bordeaux’

has been released. The announcement on fedoranews.com is a little weird

(and I’m being polite), I guess it seemed like a good idea at the time!

So what’s new in FC5?

  • GNOME 2.14
  • OpenOffice 2.0.2
  • KDE 3.5.1
  • Mono support plus applications (F-Spot, Beagle and tomboy)
  • Xen Virtualization
  • Apache HTTP Server 2.2
  • Enhanced SELinux support
  • Kernel support for Broadcom 43xx wireless chipsets

DVD and CD images are available for download via traditional HTTP/FTP

or via bittorrent (very

fast). If you want a preview before downloading

a 3GB image then take a look at this screencast.

I haven’t been too impressed with the recent releases of

Fedora, personally favouring Ubuntu; still when I have a little spare time I’ll

install this latest offering and see how it squares up.

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