Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Featuring the GRUB 2 bootloader, a GNOME 3.1 development release, and improved support for virtualisation, the alpha release of Fedora 16 is ready for testing: "The Fedora 16 'Verne' alpha release is available. This release of Fedora includes a variety of features both over and under the hood that show off the power and flexibility of the advancing state of free software. Fedora 16 introduces GRUB 2, the long-awaited next-generation bootloader for Linux. GRUB 2 automatically recognizes other operating systems, supports LVM2 and LUKS partitions, and is more customizable than the previous version." Read the release announcement and release notes for a full list of new features. Download (torrents): Fedora-16-Alpha-i686-Live-Desktop.iso (585MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-16-Alpha-i686-Live-KDE.iso (646MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-16-Alpha-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso (585MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-16-Alpha-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (645MB, SHA256, torrent).