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bob
2nd November 2010, 03:50 PM
It's here! It's here! It's really here! Fedora 14 has been
officially released! Fedora is a leading edge, free and open source
operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many
users, with a new release approximately every six months.

Fedora 14, codename Laughlin, is now available for download. Join us
and share the joy of free software and the community with friends and
family.

We know you can't wait to get started with Fedora 14, so simply follow
this link to download it today:
http://get.fedoraproject.org?anF14

If you want a quick tour of highlights in this release, check out:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_14_Talking_Points?anF14

For more information including common and known bugs, and tips on how to report
bugs, please refer to the release notes:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/?anF14

You can also find this announcement text at:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_14_announcement?anF14

=== What's New in Fedora 14? ===

==== For desktop users ====
A universe of new features for end users:

* libjpeg-turbo: Users can load and save images faster in Fedora 14
than in previous releases.
* Spice: Spice (Simple Protocol for Independent Computing
Environments) provides users with an enhanced remote desktop
experience. Currently, it provides the rudimentary foundation to take
advantage of things like Accelerated 2D graphics, encryption, and
hardware cursor support.

==== For developers ====
For developers there are all sorts of additional goodies:

* D: Fedora 14 introduces support for D, a systems programming
language combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with
the programmer productivity of modern languages such as Ruby and
Python.
* Python 2 upgrade: The system python 2 stack has been upgraded to 2.7.
* GNUStep: A GUI framework based of the Objective-C programming
language which is part of the gcc.
* Memory Debugging Tools: The new "gdb-heap" package adds a new "heap"
command to /usr/bin/gdb which allows you to get a breakdown of how a
process is using dynamic memory.
* Rakudo Star: An implementation of Perl version 6, based on the Parrot VM.
* Support for Milkymist: Developers can enjoy developing for
Milkymist, an open hardware embedded board, on Fedora 14. Thanks to
the Fedora Electronic Lab for their work in this regard.

==== For system administrators ====
And don't think we forgot about the system administrators:

* Fedora is now available for users of the Amazon Elastic Computing
Cloud service, released concurrently with the traditional release.
* virt-v2v assists in the easy migration of Xen virtual machines to
KVM virtual machines.
* A Virtualization Technology Preview Repo allows users to test the
very latest developments in virtualization related packages.
* Varnish has been updated and includes improved scalability and a new
log function.
* Apache has been updated and includes a number of module and security fixes.

And that's only the beginning. Updated versions of many packages, as
usual, will be available in Fedora 14. A more complete list with more
details of the new features on board Fedora 14 is available at:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/14/FeatureList?anF14

OK, so what are you waiting for? Go download it! You know you can't wait.

http://get.fedoraproject.org/?anF14

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading?anF14

In particular, Fedora has made preupgrade a more robust solution and
pushed several bug fixes to older releases of Fedora to enable an easy
upgrade to Fedora 14.

Fedora 14 full release notes and guides for several languages are available at:

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/?anF14

Fedora 14 common bugs are documented at:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F14_bugs?anF14

=== Fedora Spins ===

Fedora spins are alternate version of Fedora, tailored for various
types of users via hand-picked application set or customizations. They
can be found at:

http://spins.fedoraproject.org/?anF14

== Contributing Back to Fedora ==

There are many ways to contribute beyond bug reporting. You can help
translate software and content, test and give feedback on software
updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help
with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software
for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide. To get started, visit
http://join.fedoraproject.org/?anF14 today!

== Fedora 15 ==

Even as we continue to provide updates with enhancements and bug fixes
to improve the Fedora 14 experience, our next release, Fedora 15, is
already being developed in parallel, and has been open for active
development for several months already. We have an early schedule for
an end of April 2011 release:

* https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/15/Schedule?anF14

== Contact information ==

If you are a journalist or reporter, you can find additional information at:

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Press?anF14

--
Jared Smith
Fedora Project Leader

lineak
2nd November 2010, 05:58 PM
Thanks to all contributors for their work! :)

ah7013
2nd November 2010, 06:34 PM
Downloading now - thanks to everyone who contributted :)

lineak
2nd November 2010, 07:07 PM
After I installed the recent version, I will test the new virtualization features. (I hope it will run better than VirtualBox)

mzbcracker
2nd November 2010, 07:34 PM
i'm downloading the dvd format.it takes 24 hours!!!! cause i have a slow connection.i hope the virtualization works well.cause i really need it.and gns software on it.i'm gonna totally shift from win to linux fedora.i've testest ubuntu but i decided to use fedora.i'm gonna need the help of you in the near future cause of shifting from win to fedora.so please help me later !!!!!! :)

lineak
2nd November 2010, 07:44 PM
i'm downloading the dvd format.it takes 24 hours!!!! cause i have a slow connection.i hope the virtualization works well.cause i really need it.and gns software on it.i'm gonna totally shift from win to linux fedora.i've testest ubuntu but i decided to use fedora.i'm gonna need the help of you in the near future cause of shifting from win to fedora.so please help me later !!!!!! :)

Sure we will help you. :) Just ask here in the forum or on IRC.

mzbcracker
2nd November 2010, 07:48 PM
let me say something really important.
please please do work on the gui and the graphical design of fedora.
fedora is perfect.but early vesions like fedora 7 even had better shape!!
it is very important in the attraction of simple users.the reasons of ubuntu's popularity is only the design while fedora's features is much better.and some thing i found irritating in fedora was the gui add remove sofware that is very slow.in ubuntu its fast

lineak
2nd November 2010, 07:55 PM
Fedora don't aim on simple users, that choose their OS because of the design.

mzbcracker
2nd November 2010, 08:32 PM
Fedora don't aim on simple users, that choose their OS because of the design.

you're right.but having a gr8 design is also good.any was i haven't chosen fedora for the design.:cool:

lineak
2nd November 2010, 09:17 PM
But IMHO the current design isn't bad at all.

mzbcracker
2nd November 2010, 09:20 PM
But IMHO the current design isn't bad at all.

yeah.its cool.i like it.

jackfruit501
3rd November 2010, 01:40 AM
Hi Bob,

I have tested the F14 RC on a pendrive with 8gb and it worked well. I will download this F14 DVD iso but I do not see any torrents available. Using direct http download on an irregular and slow internet connection will mean many breaks and repeat downloads of uncompleted file.

Jack

---------- Post added at 04:40 PM GMT ---------- Previous post was at 04:19 PM GMT ----------

Hi all,

I found the torrent site to download F14 DVD iso . It is at http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-all

Jack

AdamW
3rd November 2010, 07:30 AM
jack: if you have the final RC1 image, that's exactly the same as the final release, there's no point in re-downloading it.

JamesNZ
3rd November 2010, 09:03 AM
Its released, Yes! I'm on dial-up so will take me 184 hours, Noooooo!!! And we might be moving soon so it might disrupt the whole process, ARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
(sorry, just had to let that out :-)

jackfruit501
3rd November 2010, 10:22 AM
Hi AdamW,

Thank you for the information - so I do not need the official F14 release and save some bandwidth and time!

Jack

lineak
3rd November 2010, 05:24 PM
Wait, I saw the message that it will be released at 8 November. How could it be released right now? Is it a joke?
Is it a stable version or demonstration one?

I want to install bug-free Fedora official release, no betas. Should I download it or wait more?

Please, help. Those dates are misguiding indeed.

This is the official stable version and nothing else.

AdamW
3rd November 2010, 08:17 PM
Wait, I saw the message that it will be released at 8 November. How could it be released right now? Is it a joke?
Is it a stable version or demonstration one?

I want to install bug-free Fedora official release, no betas. Should I download it or wait more?

Please, help. Those dates are misguiding indeed.

I don't know where you saw the date of November 8, but that's simply not correct. The release date was yesterday.

steelaworkn
4th November 2010, 01:56 AM
Still waiting till Thanksgiving Weekend. But you guys have fun and I'll watch. :D

bob
4th November 2010, 02:13 AM
Sadly, this will be the first release that I'll delay on a bit as well. Got to repartition my drives and dump the other distros I've been playing with and I'm doing the Geneology 101 thing http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=252946 that's taken up WAY too much time.

diamond_ramsey
4th November 2010, 03:10 AM
i'm downloading the dvd format.it takes 24 hours!!!! cause i have a slow connection.i hope the virtualization works well.cause i really need it.and gns software on it.i'm gonna totally shift from win to linux fedora.i've testest ubuntu but i decided to use fedora.i'm gonna need the help of you in the near future cause of shifting from win to fedora.so please help me later !!!!!! :)

mzbcracker, which url and mirror are/were you downloading from?

steelaworkn
4th November 2010, 10:43 PM
Glad I'm waiting for the upgrade. Looks like it's a little bit buggy on the Nvidia side of things. Hopefully everyone has it figured out soon.

marko
5th November 2010, 12:01 AM
Its released, Yes! I'm on dial-up so will take me 184 hours, Noooooo!!! And we might be moving soon so it might disrupt the whole process, ARRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
(sorry, just had to let that out :-)

If you had used wget -c URL_to_iso_file
you could just continue from where you left off, the -c option tells 'wget' to continue downloads.

Also, if you were doing torrent (unlikely on a dial up), you could also pause the
torrent, move to your new address and restart from where it left off.

Mark

JamesNZ
5th November 2010, 05:25 AM
I don't have a web connection on Fedora because I've got a WinModem. I've already checked out the torrents and they usually download at about .5 to 1.5 Kbps! But I'm using a download manager so I just download it overnight so as not to tie up the phone line and turn it off in the morning, and the cycle continues. Thanks for the help anyway :)