Fedora Core 6 Test3 (5.92)
Posted on: 09/14/2006 07:14 PM

Fedora Core 6 Test3 (5.92) has been released:

On August 24th, the International Astronomical Union redefined what is required for planet-hood. This had the result of reclassifying Pluto as a dwarf planet.

Today, we release Fedora Core 6 Test 3. We have not redefined what is required for a Fedora release, instead continuing to provide the same high quality that users have come to expect from Fedora.

Fedora Core 6 Test 3 (5.92) Now Available
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The Fedora Project announces the third and final test release of the Fedora Core 6 development cycle, available for the i386, x86_64, and ppc/ppc64 architectures, including Intel based Macintosh computers. Be aware that Test releases are recommended only for Linux experts/enthusiasts or for the technology evaluation, as many parts are likely to be broken and the rate of change is rapid.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Core/Schedule

The final release of Fedora Core 6 is scheduled for release on October 11. At this point, the release is feature complete and in a locked down bug fix mode. It is important that we get your help in testing, reporting, and suggesting fixes for bugs. Please direct bugs to http://bugzilla.redhat.com, product Fedora Core, Version fc6test3. As always, be sure that your bug is not already fixed by updates and search for existing bugs before filing.

Thanks to all in the Fedora Project Community who have contributed to this release. Your continued efforts are what makes Fedora possible.

Downloads
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DVD, CD, and network installation are available.

Read the Important Warnings below in this announcement for more details.

The recommended method of download is via BitTorrent from this site:

http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

HTTP, FTP, and RSYNC downloads are available from these Fedora Project mirrors. Note that not all mirrors may be synced at this time.

http://fedora.redhat.com/Download/mirrors.html

Notable Features of Fedora Core 6
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* Support for installation from multiple repositories at install-time, including access to Fedora Extras for network installs
* GNOME 2.16.0
* KDE 3.5.3
* An improved look and feel for various non-English languages thanks to a new default font
* New desktop eye candy provided by the Compiz window manager using AIGLX
* Notification of available software updates via notification bubbles
* Improved startup performance of applications due to support for the DT_GNU_HASH linker option
* Improved speed of various package management utilities
* Further improvements in the Xen virtualization technology as well as the inclusion of a graphical application for creating and managing domains (virt-manager)
* Increased usability of SELinux thanks to the integration of setroubleshoot which lets the user know when security denials occur
* Integrated smart card capabilities
* Improved X autoconfiguration to work better with LCDs and laptops
* An improved version of system-config-printer to provide for easier and more powerful printer configuration
* New artwork to provide a fresh new feel.

And much, much more!


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