Fedora Core 5 Goes Gold

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2006-03-21 Print this article Print

The latest version of Red Hat's community Linux offers several new desktop apps, advances in security and tighter Java integration.

Red Hats Fedora Project on March 21 announced the release of Fedora Linux Core 5 (code-named Bordeaux), which offers several new desktop applications, advances in security, better localization tools, improved software installation and management facilities, and tighter Java integration, according to the Project. Fedora Core 5, which includes a 2.6.15 kernel and optional desktop, server and system apps, has a new look and feel, with new menus and a new user interface, Project officials said.
The new version went gold only five days later than the Fedora team had anticipated.
Fedora Core 5 features some new desktop applications. They include:
  • Tomboy, a new ("simple and handy") note-taking tool;
  • F-Spot, which manages digital photographs; and
  • Beagle desktop search, which resembles Apples Sherlock or Google Desktop on PCs, and helps users find something in a chat log, an e-mail, or a Web page they visited days ago. Power management has been improved, thanks to Gnome Power Manager, included in this release. Additionally, the Gnome screensaver package is included, with a new Fedora screensaver to accompany it, the team said. Read the full story on DesktopLinux.com: Fedora Core 5 Goes Gold Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest open-source news, reviews and analysis.
    Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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