Fedora Linux 15 is now available, providing users on the desktop with a full GNOME 3 experience including the GNOME Shell user interface.
Fedora 15, codenamed ‘Lovelock’ also introduces new security, spin, networking and virtualization features to the community Linux project, sponsored by Red Hat.
“GNOME Shell is a big change and I’d be doing people a disservice if I didn’t say that GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell is a fairly radical departure from the GNOME 2 experience,” Jared Smith, Fedora Project Leader told InternetNews.com. “That being said, a lot of people find the change refreshing.”
GNOME 3 as an upstream project was officially released in April and Fedora 15 is the first major Linux distro to include it as part of the core release. Smith noted that GNOME Shell was designed to have fewer interruptions for users and enable users to more easily access their data and applications.
The GNOME Shell is not something that everyone in the Linux community likes. Rival Linux distribution Ubuntu split with GNOME for their 11.04 release and released their own Unity user interface as a competitive alternative to GNOME 3. Smith noted that for Fedora users that don’t have the graphics hardware to run the GNOME Shell, there is a fallback mode that includes the gnome-panel, metacity and a notification-daemon.
For Fedora 15 Official Release Notes :- http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/15/html/Release_Notes/
To Download Fedora 15 :- http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora
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