Fedora 18 Now Available

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The Fedora Project released the latest version of the Fedora operating system after being delayed for several months. Fedora 18 brings many new features and software updates to the project.The most important addition is its implementation of the latest GNOME release.

Fedora is the popular and widely used Linux distribution that makes accessible the latest and greatest in free and open source software. Fedora comes in many different flavors, but the default installation provides the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME is a free and open source collection of software predominantly used with the Linux operating system. 

Fedora is the largest Linux distribution to ship the latest version of GNOME by default.

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system, a collection of software that makes your computer run. You can use Fedora in addition to, or instead of, other operating systems such as Microsoft Windows™ or Mac OS X™. The Fedora operating system is completely free of cost for you to enjoy and share.

The Fedora Project is the name of a worldwide community of people who love, use, and build free software. We want to lead in the creation and spread of free code and content by working together as a community. Fedora is sponsored by Red Hat, the world's most trusted provider of open source technology. Red Hat invests in Fedora to encourage collaboration and incubate innovative new free software technologies.

 “We believe in the value of free software, and fight to protect and promote solutions anyone can use and redistribute,” the Fedora Project says on its website articulating what makes Fedora different. “Not only is the Fedora operating system made from free software, but we use free software exclusively to provide it to you.”

Like most Linux distributions, Fedora 18 can be downloaded and installed for free. Fedora is easy to recommend to users who are actively interested in using free and open source software. Proprietary software, such as Adobe Flash, multimedia codecs, and certain hardware drivers are not installed by default nor made easily accessible by the Fedora Project itself.

Many websites including this one operate on the Fedora Core project. It has a reputation for being well tested and very stable by the Fedora community of developers.

 

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