Fedora 17 Has Been Released, Download Now

Updated on: 2012-05-29 || Source: news.softpedia.com
Softpedia is the first to inform today, May 29th, that the highly anticipated Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) Linux operating system has been released on the official torrent channels of the Fedora Project.

Delayed three times, the final and stable release of the Fedora 17 Linux operating system, dubbed Beefy Miracle, was announced a few minutes ago, May 29th.

Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) is powered by the Linux 3.3 kernel, it features the GNOME 3.4 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell interface, of course, and the KDE Software Compilation 4.8 environment.

Click here to view the Fedora 17 GNOME screenshot tour.
Click here to view the Fedora 17 KDE screenshot tour.

Highlights of Fedora 17:

· Linux kernel 3.3.4;
· GNOME 3.4.1 desktop environment (with GNOME Shell);
· KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3;
· Simplified filesystem by moving everything to /usr (see here more details);
· EXT4 as the default filesystem;
· systemd integration;
· Multitouch support;
· Software rendering for GNOME Shell;
· Mozilla Firefox 12;
· GIMP 2.8;
· Boost 1.48;
· Improved NetworkManager;
· DRI2 3D drivers;
· Support for CUPS colord;
· Thin provisioning;
· Updated Eclipse to Juno;
· Added English Typing Booster input method;
· Support for the D2 programming language;
· Support for Automatic Seat and ConsoleKit removal;
· Support for Lohit Unicode 6.0;
· DRI2 3D drivers;
· KDE Plasma dependency generation;
· PackageKit integration;
· New password quality checking mechanism;
· New virtio-scsi storage architecture for KVM, based on SCSI;
· ns-3 discrete-event network simulator;
· Added Wallaby;
· Added Thermostat;
· Updated Cluster Stack to support Enhanced Failover;
· Sugar 0.96;
· SSSD-Sudo integration;
· SSSD AutoFS integration;
· Static analysis of Python reference counts;
· Revamped LiveCD installation;
· Improved and extended Power Management;
· PHP 5.4;
· Added Open vSwitch;
· Updated OpenStack to Essex;
· New mkdumprd for kdump;
· Mingw-w64 cross compiler;
· ibus-pinyin integration;
· JBoss Application Server 7;
· OpenJDK 7 as the default Java Runtime Environment;
· GCC 4.7.x;
· Font configuration utility.

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Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) GNOME 3.4 Live CD

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Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) KDE SC 4.8.3 Live CD

Download Fedora 17 Install DVD right now from Softpedia.

Download Fedora 17 GNOME Live CD right now from Softpedia.

Download Fedora 17 KDE Live CD right now from Softpedia.

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