Fedora 13 Alpha Released With Plenty Of Features
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 9 March 2010 at 10:41 AM EST. 8 Comments
Following a one week delay, the first alpha release for Fedora 13 is now available. The final release of Fedora 13 is not due out until May, but this is the only development release of Goddard before this Red Hat Linux operating system reaches its beta stage.

There's tons of new work in Fedora 13 already like NFSv4 and DisplayPort support, Btrfs system rollbacks, many package updates, and Nouveau Gallium3D support.

In the Fedora 13 Alpha announcement, also mentioned is better automatic printer setup with automatic driver installation, automatic installation of language packs, a redesigned user management interface, GNOME Color Management, NetworkManager enhancements, SystemTap static probes, and much more.

The Fedora 13 Alpha release announcement can be read on the mailing list. Fedora 13 Alpha can be downloaded at FedoraProject.org with the DVD spin and then the LiveCDs for GNOME and KDE in both i686 and x86_64 flavors.

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