Fedora 17 Has Been Released!

Awesome! Check out the new Fedora! It is code named “Beefy Miracle,” but I won’t hold that against it! NOTE: 64 Bit is now the default, 32 bit is still available as an optional download.

Fedora Project – Fedora 17 is out!

“As always, Fedora continues to develop (RedHat contributions) and integrate the latest free and open source software (Fedora 17 Features). The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the last release of Fedora.

The following are major features for Fedora 17:

GNOME 3.4 and KDE 4.8
OpenStack, Eucalyptus and Open Nebula
ICC profiles for color printing and an improved gimp
Still more virtualization improvements

Fedora 17 may be installed on most “modern” x86 processors. (There are some “secondary architectures” supported by special interest groups for processors like Power PC, System/390 and ARM).

The minimum processor speed depends on the end use, the method of installation, and the specific hardware. Although some configurations might work on a Pentium 3, most users should consider a Pentium 4 or more modern processor, or the equivalent processor from other manufacturers. Fedora 17 is able to take full advantage of modern, multi-core architectures.

Minimum RAM for text-mode: 768 MiB
Minimum RAM for graphical: 768 MiB
Recommended RAM for graphical: 1152 MiB

Processor and memory requirements for x86_64 architectures:

Minimum RAM for text-mode: 768 MiB
Minimum RAM for graphical: 768 MiB
Recommended RAM for graphical: 1152 MiB

The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space. Final size is entirely determined by the installing spin and the packages selected during installation. Additional disk space is required during installation to support the installation environment.”

Don’t forget, most of my Fedora Setup crib notes still apply!
http://www.drbill.tv/2012/01/07/geek-software-of-the-week-dr-bills-perfect-fedora-16-build/

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