Fedora 7 (Moonshine) is now out to the general public.
This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies:
- This release features GNOME 2.18 and KDE 3.5.6.
- Fast user switching is well integrated in this release. Developers have enabled this feature through extensive development work on ConsoleKit and full integration throughout the distribution.
- Display devices can be hot plugged and work automatically, thanks to the inclusion of Xorg Server 1.3.
- This release provides a number of firmware packages for enhanced wireless networking. NetworkManager presents a graphical interface that allows user to quickly switch between wireless and wired networks for increased mobility. NetworkManager is installed by default in both GNOME and KDE Live CDs.
- Fedora 7 includes a refreshing new "Flying High" theme, which is part of a continuous team effort from the community and the Fedora Artwork Project:
- This release features integration of a new FireWire stack in the kernel for more robust device handling.
- Fedora now includes improved power management through implementation of dynamic ticks in the kernel.
- This release integrates Kernel-based Virtual Machine (KVM) technology with Fedora's graphical virt-manager and command-line virsh tools. KVM provides a hardware accelerated virtualization solution, and users have a choice between KVM and Xen, along with Qemu, in this release.