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Fedora 16 Released

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The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the release of Fedora 16 ("Verne"). For detailed information, see the release notes:

What's New in Fedora 16?

For desktop users

A journey to the center of the desktop:

* GNOME 3.2, the latest update to the most popular desktop environment, brings new features, including:

- System Settings gains an "Online Accounts" panel, which provides a central point for managing online accounts like Google, Facebook, etc.
- A new contact management application is integrated with Empathy, Evolution and the new "Online Accounts" settings panel
- A new document management application provides a simpler alternative to traditional file management for both local and "in-cloud" documents.

* KDE 4.7, the most recent version of this feature-rich desktop environment, brings substantial updates, including:

- DigiKam 2.0 adds face detection and recognition, geotagging and more.
- An updated Plasma Workspaces window manager (KWin) makes KDE better suited for mobile devices, and also adds improvements for desktop users.
- A new shutdown dialog allows users with multiple operating systems to select the OS to boot next.

Full release announcement

Beefy Miracle

I am happy that Fedora 15 "Beefy Miracle" is finally done. The Fedora project spent far too much energy on that silly name, release after release. Now its been used and can be retired.

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