Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Fedora 19 - Schrödinger's Cat - Released

The Red Hat team has released the much awaited Fedora 19 Schrödinger's Cat with latest Kernel release
It has got few important 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. Schrödinger's Cat, is of course, Fedora's best release yet.




To download your copy, click on any of the following links.
http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

With more download options:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-options

With all download methods:
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

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.

To order an online DVD in India, just get your copy from http://linuxplate.in/ref/sikku
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 19?
A complete list with details of each new feature is available here:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/19/FeatureList

== Make new things ==

Would you like to play? Whether you're a developer, maker, or just starting to learn about open source development, we have what you need to bring your ideas to reality. Here's a peek at some of our new tools:

* Developer's Assistant is a tool for new developers that helps you to get started on a code project by offering templates, samples, and toolchains for a variety of languages. And when you're finished, you can publish directly to GitHub!

* 3D modelling and printing are supported with OpenSCAD, Skeinforge, SFACT, Printrun, RepetierHost, and other tool options. Get printing without having to download binary blobs or run Python code from git.

* OpenShift Origin makes it easy for you to build your own Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) infrastructure, allowing you to enable others to easily develop and deploy software.

* node.js is a popular Javascript-based platform for those building scalable network applications or real-time apps across distributed devices.

* Ruby 2.0.0 moves into Fedora but keeps source-level backwards compatibility with your Ruby 1.9.3 software. We're also giving you a custom Ruby loader to use to easily switch interpreters.

* MariaDB offers a truly open MySQL implementation and is now the default MySQL option in Fedora.

== Deploy, Monitor, and Manage ==
You don't have to work so hard when your machines are doing it for you. Regardless of how many you have, Fedora 19 helps you boot-manage your systems and gives you the tools you need for diagnosis, monitoring, and logging.

* systemd Resource Control is one of many systemd enhancements in this release. It lets you modify your service settings without a reboot by dynamically querying and modifying resource control parameters at runtime.

* Kerberos administrators no longer need their clients to sync their clocks or to have reverse DNS records carefully setup for services. Fedora 19 also includes Kerberos-enabled, LDAP replicated, two-factor authentication for FreeIPA.

* Checkpoint & Restore lets you checkpoint and restore a process. It is useful for issues like process failure or moving a process to another machine for maintenance or load balancing.

* OpenLMI is a common infrastructure for the management of Linux systems that makes remote management of machines much simpler.
*** Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs ***

Start by downloading Fedora 19:
http://get.fedoraproject.org/

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

Fedora now includes FedUp in order to enable an easy upgrade to Fedora 19.

*** Documentation ***

Read the full release notes for Fedora 19, guides for several languages, and learn about known bugs and how to report new ones:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

Because of the number of changes to the installer, we particularly suggest taking a peek at the Installation Guide:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/19/html/Installation_Guide/index.html

Fedora 19 common bugs are documented at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F19_bugs

This page includes information on several known bugs in the installer, so we recommend reading it before installing Fedora 19.
*** Fedora 20 ***

Fedora 20 has been in active development for several months already. We plan to release it in November 2013, though the final schedule is part of the planning process and subject to change:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/20/Schedule