Fedora 14 Beta is Live

Sep 28, 2010

Test the newest version before it goes live in November.

 

The Fedora 14 beta went live today and with it comes several new features. Improved virtualization support comes in the form of Spice, a tool designed to make virtualization easier and more user-friendly. Spice does this by accelerating 2D graphics, supporting hardware cursors and client-side mouse pointers, supporting audio playback and recording, and detecting video with Mjpeg streaming. What's more, Spice has a library of X Windows and Windows XP, Windows Live, and Windows 7 drivers. The program also supports encrypted connections.

 

Fedora 14 is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.35, which provides direct I/O support for btrfs, graphic stacks improvements, the ability to spread incoming network loads across CPUs.

 

Finally, the Fedora 14 beta features KDE 4.5 and improved JPEG compression and decompression. The beta can be downloaded here. As always, bugs can be reported at https://bugzilla.redhat.com/.

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