Fedora Linux Releases Version 14

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Fedora releases a new version of its popular Linux distribution, codenamed: Laughlin. It is ready for download via the Fedora Project website.

Fedora is a fast, stable, and powerful operating system for everyday use built by a worldwide community of friends. It’s completely free to use, study, and share.

For more information and to see what’s new in the latest version, see the Fedora 14 announcement thread.

Early reports suggest there are a few issues with Fedora’s support of ATI & nVidia proprietary video drivers but the FOSS video drivers are improving. ATI’s proprietary drivers are bug riddled and practically unusable, while there is only a minor install issue with the nVidia drivers.

If you’re using a fairly modern PC, using generic video drivers is like putting a 4 cylinder engine in a Ferrari. Your performance will suffer greatly, especially in the area of video playback and 3D graphics support. The FOSS drivers are still a year or two away from catching up with the proprietary drivers, if they ever do.



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