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Fedora Core Release 6 is OUT !!!

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Fedora Core Release 6 is OUT !!!

 

want to see what it looks like ? checkout the Screenshots

 

Once you are done installing FCR6 checkout these 5 easy steps to installing mp3/windows-codecs/mplayer/xine/flash/java and more

 

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ uname -a

Linux localhost.localdomain 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 #1 SMP Mon Oct 16 14:54:20 EDT 2006 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

[anyweb@localhost ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release

Fedora Core release 6 (Zod)

[anyweb@localhost ~]$

 

[root@localhost ~]# rpm -qa gnome-desktop*

gnome-desktop-2.16.0-1.fc6

 

Release Notes

 

i couldn't resist, i checked the mirrors daily since oct 15th (it was supposed to be released the 17th wasn't it ?)

 

and now finally I found a mirrror that works !!

 

ftp://ftp.mirror.tw/pub/fedora/linux/core/6/i386/iso

 

 

 

 

 

here's some more mirrors/torrents (incase you can't find a working one as the official fedora mirror seems closed for maintenance right now...)

 

 

 

 

some details below (from the release notes) :-

 

Fedora Core 6 features a 2.6.18 based kernel. There are no

longer separate kernels for SMP and UP processors on any

architecture. A single kernel now automatically detects your

processor configuration and enables the proper bits for it.

kernel=2.16.18-1.2798.fc6

 

File: FC-6-i386-DVD.iso 3442574 KB 10/18/2006 12:49:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-disc1.iso 692168 KB 10/18/2006 12:46:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-disc2.iso 697500 KB 10/18/2006 12:47:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-disc3.iso 694816 KB 10/18/2006 12:48:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-disc4.iso 698466 KB 10/18/2006 12:50:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-disc5.iso 661312 KB 10/18/2006 12:51:00 AM

File: FC-6-i386-rescuecd.iso 87518 KB 10/18/2006 12:15:00 AM

File: README-BURNING-ISOS-en_US.txt 10 KB 10/18/2006 08:36:00 PM

File: SHA1SUM 1 KB 1

 

Release Notes

 

and guess what, bzflag is back ! cool :-)

 

1. Welcome to Fedora Core

 

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Fedora is a set of projects sponsored by Red Hat and guided by the contributors. These projects are developed by a large community of people who strive to provide and maintain the very best in free, open source software and standards. Fedora Core, the central Fedora project, is an operating system and platform based on Linux which is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute, now and forever.

 

[Tip] Latest Release Notes on the Web

 

These release notes may be updated. Visit http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/ to view the latest release notes for Fedora Core 6.

 

You can help the Fedora Project community continue to improve Fedora if you file bug reports and enhancement requests. Refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/BugsAndFeatureRequests for more information about bugs. Thank you for your participation.

 

To find out more general information about Fedora, refer to the following Web pages:

 

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Fedora Overview (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Overview)

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Fedora FAQ (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ)

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Help and Support (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Communicate)

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Participate in the Fedora Project (http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/HelpWanted)

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About the Fedora Project (http://fedora.redhat.com/About/)

 

[Note] Document Links

 

If you are reading these release notes during the Fedora Core installation process, many links may not work properly. The release notes are also available post-installation as part of the desktop Web browser's default home page. If you are connected to the internet, use these links to find other helpful information about Fedora and the community that creates and supports it.

 

2. Release Highlights

2.1. Fedora Core 6 Tour

 

You can find a tour filled with pictures and videos of this exciting new release at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Tours/FedoraCore6.

2.2. New in Fedora Core 6

 

This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies. The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the last release of Fedora Core.

2.2.1. Desktop

 

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This release has an improved look and feel for various international languages, with a new DejaVu default font.

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The Compiz window manager provides better visual feedback and a variety of desktop effects by using the AIGLX framework. More information is available from the Fedora Rendering Project.

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This release features an update applet called puplet that provides user notifications when software updates are available. For more information, refer to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumApplet.

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This release includes a completely rewritten and enhanced system-config-printer that uses the latest CUPS 1.2. More technical details are available at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Printing/AdminToolOutline and http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Printing/AdminToolSpecifics.

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This release features GNOME 2.16 and KDE 3.5.4.

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Fedora Core 6 includes a refreshing new "DNA" theme, which is part of a continuous team effort from the Fedora Artwork Project.

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This release includes Dogtail which provides a graphical test and automation framework for the desktop.

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This release features the GnuCash 2.0 accounting application, which provides major new features and interface improvements. For more information, refer to GnuCash Features.

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Helix Player has been moved to Fedora Extras, since the included Totem media player provides similar functionality.

 

2.2.2. Performance

 

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All Fedora Core applications have been rebuilt using `DT_GNU_HASH`, which provides up to a 50% performance boost on applications using dynamic linking.

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IMAP support for the Evolution personal information manager is much improved in this release.

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This release improves performance and manageability by splitting up package dependencies in a much more granular way. Affected packages include beagle, evince, and NetworkManager. For more information on these and other related changes, refer to Section 7,

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Yeah I think the offical day will be tomorrow .. mirrors that release today are most likely just lax on their permissions .. :D

 

Cool!

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worked fine for me with intel 915 chipset (onboard intel video)

 

didn't work at all with a ati video card, tried the latest ati drivers too, still no go,

 

lets wait for yum to work and we'll try again then

 

cheers

anyweb

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