Fedora 14 Released

I just wanted to say a quick congratulations to our friends in the Fedora Community for their work on Fedora 14 which was released today! The Fedora team have been putting out some great releases, so congrats to the community for all their hard work! Time for a few glasses of something cold and frothy to celebrate!

You can download Fedora 14 here.

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  • Stephen Smoogen

    Thanks for the shout out. Will remember it when 11.04 comes out.

  • http://stuphi.co.uk Philip Stubbs

    What is one stand out feature that Fedora 14 has that could tempt me to try it in place of Ubuntu?

  • Chris

    The GNOME shell? :)

  • jono

    I don’t believe GNOME Shell is shipping in Fedora yet as it has not been released.

  • fmms

    Fedora 13 has a GNOME shell with it. Having it installed you can choose the GNOME shell in your Desktop Effect settings just as compiz

    regards

  • fmms

    Fedora 14 has a GNOME shell with it. Having it installed you can choose the GNOME shell in your Desktop Effect settings just as compiz

    regards

  • ethana2

    Nouveau 3d enabled by default, probably.

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    “What is one stand out feature that Fedora 14 has that could tempt me to try it in place of Ubuntu?”

    Why, the glorious hot dog, of course!

    https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/Hot_Dog

    I think the choice is clear. Vote for God, Texas, and the United States of America. Vote Hot Dog. Beefy Miracle in 2010!

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    You have to install ‘gnome-shell’ package first, though. It’s not there by default. In this sense, Jono’s right that we don’t ship it. (Also, for a few boring technical reasons, the version in F14 is rather old and doesn’t reflect the current upstream development terribly well).

  • jono

    Erm, hot dog? :-)

  • dragonbite

    “What is one stand out feature that Fedora 14 has that could tempt me to try it in place of Ubuntu?”

    Hardware. Fedora just works with my laptop.

    The OpenFWWF drivers operates by Broadcom wireless card out-of-the-box.

    Plus I have that Intel video bug going on. Ubuntu 10.04 didn’t work initially, but after applying patches it works 99% (no external monitor). Ubuntu 10.10 works 99% out-of-the-box (no desktop effects which also means no Unity or Gnome-shell). Fedora, in the mean time, is able to handle it all (including Gnome-shell).

    At least that’s the big thing pushing me one way or the other.

  • http://ubuntu4beginners.wordpress.com/ Maxx

    Fedora 14 has a GNOME Shell Tech preview included.

    Information on the GNOME shell is here (http://ubuntu4beginners.wordpress.com/2010/11/02/fedora-14-released/) and at the Fedora 14 release notes.

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    It’s kind of an in-joke =) just having a little fun. Thanks for the shout out!

  • http://www.google.com/profiles/mwildam Martin Wildam

    I was a Fedora user many years before coming to Ubuntu.

    My reasons to switch to Ubuntu was a) Support for mobile internet sticks (could not get them to work either on Fedora 13)

    b) Larger repository – some applications I use where more work to install on Fedora than it was on Ubuntu (as already in the repositories)

    c) (that reason came later) – I find it easier to start contribution with bug reporting and so on. I find Launchpad more user friendly then the bugzilla.

    All that said, I was satisfied with Fedora also. Will try the 14 for sure.

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    “My reasons to switch to Ubuntu was a) Support for mobile internet sticks (could not get them to work either on Fedora 13)”

    That’s an odd one, as Ubuntu uses NetworkManager and NetworkManager’s 3G support is written almost entirely by Dan Williams, who works for Red Hat…does your stick require some kind of proprietary driver that we couldn’t ship in Fedora?

    (And Jono, is Ubuntu refining/improving 3G support in some way I’m not aware of?)

  • Dmitrijs Ledkovs

    Can’t wait for Canonical to release Linux Kernel rewritten in Python!!!!

  • Dmitrijs Ledkovs

    You can use YubiKey as authentication for various Fedora Members websites. Launchpad requires password =(

  • http://www.happyassassin.net Adam Williamson

    well, as of about a week ago. it’s not like we’ve been doing it for years =)