What to be excited about in Fedora 13

EVERYTHING!

No, the Marketing Team busted their butts [I actually was slacking off and don’t think I contributed as much as I could have some I’m going to leave myself out of the celebration, there is still much work to do that I can take more credit for than I deserve :)] and they have come up with a list of the coolest features that you can expect in Fedora 13 codenamed “Goddard” after “Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard (October 5, 1882 – August 10, 1945), U.S. professor of physics and scientist, was a pioneer of controlled, liquid-fueled rocketry. On March 16, 1926, he became the first person in the world to build and launch a liquid-fueled rocket” -wikipedia.

If you can’t tell from the artwork and the codename we are going for a rocket/space theme.

Here are the features broken down into groups based on who will be happiest to see it.

* 1 For desktop users and everyone

o 1.1 Automatic print driver installation
o 1.2 Automatic installation of language packs
o 1.3 Redesigned user management interface
o 1.4 Color management
o 1.5 NetworkManager improvements include CLI
o 1.6 Experimental 3D extended to free Nouveau driver

* 2 For administrators

o 2.1 BFO
o 2.2 Authconfig UI redesign
o 2.3 Pioneering NSF features
o 2.4 Zarafa
o 2.5 Experimenting with btrfs

* 3 For developers

o 3.1 SystemTap static probes
o 3.2 Easier Python debugging
o 3.3 Parallel-installable Python 3
o 3.4 NetBeans 6.8 first IDE to support entire Java 6 EE spec

* 4 Spins

o 4.1 Moblin Spin
o 4.2 Sugar on a Stick Spin
o 4.3 Design Studio Spin
o 4.4 Security Spin

Here is the full list of features and how far along we think we are on them. It’s also a good place to do some reading up if you are wondering what all that mess above means.

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