Fedora 7 released today

By Justin Mann on
Today, the Fedora team released the next version of their very popular Fedora distro. Version 7 is now available for download, and marks the first version in which they are dropping the “Core” label, calling it just Fedora 7. This next iteration brings many software updates, including Xorg 7.3, KDE 3.5.6, GNOME 2.18, “Fast user switching” support, performance boosts in certain important packages, a newer version of Python and many other updates. You can read all about the release in the F7 release notes, or download it by many of the mechanisms they make available, including BitTorrent.

Other interesting new features include an experimental driver for Nvidia cards, the NetworkManager utility that makes configuring various networks easier, a SELinux GUI tool and more. Due to the heavy traffic that usually accompanies a new release of Fedora, you are better off snagging it via torrents than directly from their mirrors.

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