Configurable Linux Distro You Might Want To Try – Fedora

Rounding out the fall releases from the big cheeses in Linux comes Fedora 12. Fedora is a popular Linux distribution funded by Red Hat, the most profitable Linux corporation active today. Fedora usually sits within the top three or four most popular distributions at

Much of the company and community work that goes into Fedora will find its way into Red Hat Enterprise Linux, the commercial Linux version used by governments and businesses around the world. You might compare the relationship between Red Hat and Fedora to Novell and openSUSE.

For this reason, Fedora is a well respected and highly popular distribution, even if their development may skew towards the enterprise. Thus Fedora might be considered geared for the more experienced and power user. While many aspects of this American-based operating system are quite user-friendly, other areas might require some prior Linux knowledge to fully appreciate.

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Fedora 12 Released

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Fedora 12, the latest version of the popular open-source operating systems for desktops and servers, has been released: \”The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-supported open source collaboration, today announced the availability of Fedora 12, the latest version of its free, open-source operating system distribution…..


Fedora 11 with lots of feature was still not able to make a paramount difference to the success of the Fedora release. But this release of Fedora – codenamed Unite will definitely make some impression with changes in Virtualization, Networking and Desktop.

You can find the english release notes here.

The following are major features for Fedora 12:

  • Improved WebCam support
  • Better Video Codec
  • Audio Improvements
  • Better Power Management
Some other features in this release include:

  • Automatic bug reporting tool
  • Bluetooth on demand
  • Many, many virtualization enhancements
  • Still more security improvements
Features for Fedora 12 tracked on the feature list page.