Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Fedora 18 - Spherical Cow - got Released finally

The Red Hat team has released the much awaited Fedora 18 Spherical Cow with Kernel 3.6.0
It has got lots of changes from previous releases. This release will keep you more updated with cutting edge technology.

Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months.. or so. But this time it got delayed and obviously all the enthusiast will be in a hope that this has to do more with the cutting edge technology and they are right. Spherical Cow, is of course, Fedora's best release yet. You'll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F18 features.

To download your copy, click on any of the following links.

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Get a copy of Fedora Media sent via postal mail.
Purchase installation media for Fedora from online vendors or a local vendor in your area.

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Can't afford the price of installation media? Request Fedora installation media from the Fedora Free Media Program. (Please read the entire site before ordering)
What's New in Fedora 18?

The user interface for Fedora's installation software, Anaconda, has been completely re-written from the ground up. Making its debut in Fedora 18, the new UI introduces major improvements to the installation experience. It uses a hub-and-spoke model that makes installation easier for new users, offering them concise explanations about their choices. Advanced users and system administrators are of course still able to take advantage of more complex options. The general look and feel of the installation experience has been vastly upgraded, providing modern, clean, and comprehensible visuals during the process. While the new installer should work well for most users in most configurations, there are inevitably a few teething problems in the first release of such a major revision.

Known design limitations of the new installer in F18 are listed here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda/NewInstaller
Known significant bugs can be seen here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F18_bugs#Installation_issues
About the Upgrade process:

The upgrade process for Fedora now uses a new tool called FedUp (Fedora Upgrader). FedUp replaces pre-upgrade as well as the DVD methods for upgrading that have been used in previous Fedora releases. FedUp integrates with systemd to enable the upgrade functionality, doing the work in a pristine boot environment. You can upgrade from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18.
For more info on the same refer to:

To get the list of all the new features in F18:

Fedora 18 common bugs are documented at:

Enjoy F18, until F19 get released:

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