Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fedora 15

Fedora 15, a new version of one of the leading and most widely used Linux distributions on the market, has been released. Some of the many new features include support for Btrfs file system, Indic typing booster, redesigned SELinux troubleshooter, better power management, LibreOffice productivity suite, and, of course, the brand-new GNOME 3 desktop: "GNOME 3 is the next generation of GNOME with a brand new user interface. It provides a completely new and modern desktop that has been designed for today's users and technologies. Fedora 15 is the first major distribution to include GNOME 3 by default. GNOME 3 is being developed with extensive upstream participation from Red Hat developers and Fedora volunteers, and GNOME 3 is tightly integrated in Fedora 15." Read the release announcement and the release notes for detailed information about the product. Download (mirrors, torrents): Fedora-15-i686-Live-Desktop.iso 565MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-15-i686-Live-KDE.iso (692MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso (567MB, SHA256, torrent), Fedora-15-x86_64-Live-KDE.iso (692MB, SHA256, torrent).


System requirements:

• Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor with a clock frequency of 2.8 GHz;
• 2 GB of RAM;
• Video card Nvidia GeForce 8000 Series or ATI Radeon HD 2000 256 MB;
• 15 GB free hard disk space.

• Processor Intel Core i7;
• 3 GB of RAM;
• Video AMD Radeon HD 6000 series;
• Support for DirectX 11-second versions.

Publication Type: License
Language: English (ENG), Spanish (SPA), Italian (ITA), German (GER), French (FRE)
Language: English (ENG), Spanish (SPA), Italian (ITA), German (GER), French (FRE)
Tablet: None
Size: 7,4 GB

Next-gen iPhone could boast curved glass screen

Apple has reportedly purchased between 200-300 glass cutting machines. The move is likely connected to its next-gen iPhone, which is rumored to feature a curved cover for its touchscreen display.

According to DigiTimes, the glass slicing machines are currently being stored at various assembly plants and will be brought online once yield rates for the production of curved glass reaches a "satisfactory" level.

Next-gen iPhone could boast curved glass screen

Interestingly enough, the machines were purchased by Cupertino after glass cover manufacturers expressed reservations over the high cost of such equipment. 

Nevertheless, Apple is working with related suppliers - including those involved in cover glass, glass cutting, lamination and touch sensors - to improve yield rates.

As AppleInsider’s Sam Oliver notes, the concept of a curved glass smartphone screen was a major feature of Google’s Nexus S, which launched last December and features a 400-by-800-pixel "contoured" display.

Meanwhile, additional rumors about the next-gen device continue to swirl about the Internet ether, with some reports claiming the device will debut in September and feature a flat metal back, faster processor (A5), along with an 8-megapixel camera sensor designed by Sony.

Unsurprisingly, the jury is still out about NFC mobile payment capabilities, with some analysts estimating Apple will wait until the technology reaches critical mass before adopting it for the iPhone.