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Red Hat’s new version of open source operating system

Red Hat said that Fedora 10 features numerous technologies and continues to lay the groundwork for derivative open source distributions throughout the enterprise.

According to Red Hat, Fedora 10, the 10th release in five years, features substantial virtualization improvements for remote installation and management of storage provisioning. These features will make system administration of virtual machine hosts and guests easier and capable of automation, especially as they are integrated into Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Fedora 10 is also expected to include NetworkManager connection sharing, allowing laptop users with an ethernet or mobile broadband connection to provide internet routing to others through the laptop wireless interface, for instant collaboration anywhere, anytime, added Red Hat.

This release includes the premiere of a new graphical boot system called Plymouth, which is expected to speed up the boot process by taking advantage of a new kernel mode setting feature, said Red Hat. Plymouth was designed by Fedora contributors and targeted primarily at ATI cards, but will be expanded in the future to support a broader range of media cards.

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Paul Frields, Fedora project leader at Red Hat, said: Fedora volunteer contributors and Red Hat engineers worked together to develop the cutting-edge features found in Fedora 10. Their widespread appeal, combined with Fedora’s policy of collaborating with upstream free software communities, means that many of these features will be found in other Linux distributions in the future.

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