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Two Giant Linux distribution to release new versions for the desktop users

As we know Linux Distribution Fedora (from Red Hat family) and Ubuntu (from Debin family) are being widely adapted by lots of Desktop and Server users. Ubuntu became very popular in Desktop users and Fedora to both Server and Desktop users. Both distributions became popular because of their ease of use and functionality. Very soon Ubuntu’s new final version 8.04 (AKA Hardy Heron) and Fedora’s new final version 9 will be released.

Let’s take a look into the new features of both of these new releases:

Ubuntu 8.04 New Features Fedora 9 New Features
Linux kernel 2.6.24 World Clock Applet (display the time and weather in multiple locations)
GNOME 2.22 Some new Bluetooth enhancements
PolicyKit (It’s like User Access Control) Dictionary Support
PulseAudio (a very good sound server kindda like M$ DirectSound) Full Virt Kernel Boot
Xorg 7.3 ext4 filesystem (WOW)
Brasero (CD/DVD/Blu-Ray burning application) Encrypted Filesystems
Transmission (BitTorrent client) Fast X start up and shutdown (When it was slow!!!)
World Clock Applet (display the time and weather in multiple locations) Free IPA (Make Identity, Policy and Audit centrally and more easily managed)
Vinagre (Remote desktop client, like VNC) gcc4.3 (developers will love this)
Very good Uncomplicated Firewall PackageKit (Provide alternative package management system)

The best thing is, now Windows lovers,
who wants to have a test of Ubuntu can install Ubuntu on
Windows like any other Windows application. They don’t need
to re-partition their hard drive with the help of Wubi

Developers who likes to test multi platform applications,
whould be very helpful by this feature.

NetworkManager Mobile Broadband (Proper support of GSM and CDMA mobile broadband cards in NetworkManager, including first-class device support like Ethernet and WiFi devices)
Also Kubuntu 8.04 users will get the flavor of KDE 4. The amazing new desktop experiance. Live Persistence (Live USB images persist between booting)
KDE4 (The amazing new desktop experiance.)

By the way, Ubuntu 8.04 will arriving in 5 days and Fedore 9 is arriving on 13 May 2008.

2010-05-25T22:09:52+00:00 April 19th, 2008|General|7 Comments

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  1. boby April 19, 2008 at 2:46 PM

    Nice. A lot of information is given here, just what I needed. I like it. Keep it up.

  2. anupom April 19, 2008 at 2:52 PM

    Huh.. Can’t wait to check them out.. I will also like to check out Suse Enterprise Desktop. I will love to see an article comparing features and performance of these three.

  3. Russell April 19, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS will the first distribution to bring Firefox 3 to millions of users.

    The new default movie player will allow users to browse YouTube and other video sources across the web and to share your video with others.

    Visit http://www.ubuntu.com (English) and http://www.ubuntu-bd.org (Bengali) for more details! :)

  4. ranacse05 April 19, 2008 at 11:32 PM

    Nice .

  5. Rayhan Chowdhury April 20, 2008 at 1:13 AM

    It’s good to know that ubunto can be installed under windows… and fedora will extends its mobile mobile broadband facility…

  6. Omi Azad April 20, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    I must mention one thing, that the above feature list is not a product comparison. The products did not arrive to compare. It’s just a promotional feature list given on the manufacturer’s website.

  7. Russell April 24, 2008 at 2:17 PM

    Ubuntu 8.04 is already out, so download it now!

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