Oh, well. Now that the Spherical Cow is here. Let’s ride it. Shall we?
There are new features and new things. But, here are the highlights from this version:
Linux kernel 3.6.11 ~this means more device drivers and hardware support
X.org X Server 1.13.1 ~of course, more graphic cards supports. Hopefully my ATi problme will be solved
GNOME 3.6.2 ~the Nautilus maybe a catastrophe (quoting Clement Lefebvre). But, you can change to Cinnamon, or KDE, or MATE, or else.
Firefox 18.0 ~up to date Firefox designed for Fedora
LibreOffice 126.96.36.199 ~let’s make some documents!
An here are the new features you can find:
System Storage Manager a.k.a. SSM, an easy-to-use command-line interface tool to manage your devices, storage pools, volumes, and snapshots. It also includes StorageManagement, a collection of tools and libraries for managing storage area networks (SAN) and network attached storage (NAS).
Offline system update ~this should be handy and useful. But, it is currently integrated into GNOME desktop.
Samba 4 ~file and print sharing and now supports Active Directory (AD)
Virtualization management ~support the latest version of oVirt
This Fedora 18 stil has bugs which includes installing on PCs locked down with Windows 8’s UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Secure Boot. But, you still can deactivate your secure boot option. So, that wouldn’t be a problem, would it?
The Ubuntu team has announced the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 –codename Precise Pangolin– on March 1st. This version is an LTS of Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. In previous releases an LTS version supported for 3 years. But, starting 12.04 both desktop and server version will be supported for 5 years. Lovely.