Fedora Core 6 is now available. Well, I suppose that's a bit of a stretch: right now the site is clogged with folks TRYING to download it.. my Torrent estimated 20 days to pull it down. So to avoid adding to the misery, I stopped that and will wait a few days to let the dust settle.
Why all the interest? This release incorporates Xen,
and apparently they don't just mean that the hooks are there for you
to struggle with. According to tgdaily.com:
Fedora Project leader Max Spevack, said, "Now you can create and delete and start up your Xen instances without having to do it all on the command line. If you've got someone savvy enough to be a Linux desktop user, they're probably going to think the idea of virtualization is cool, but it sounds kind of hard. Hopefully a graphical tool like this lowers that barrier to entry."
That's the big news. Other less compelling but still welcome improvements include a better print configuration tool, a supposedly more intuitive cluster management tool, a better installer and a graphical SELinux troubleshooting tool.
Oh yeah: You could run it on an Intel Mac if you are daring enough. The eye candy hasn't been ignored either if that's important to you. All around performance is supposed to be improved by faster linking.
It all sounds great, and I'm looking forward to actually being able to download it.
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