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Fedora 16 ‘Verne’ Alpha Version Released

The Fedora Project has dished the alpha version of Fedora 16 ‘Verne’, which is now available for download.

The first alpha version of the open source operating system which has been named after Jules Verne was supposed to the released last week, but was delayed due to some problems, The H reports.

Some of the features that come with the new alpha version of Fedora 16 include the next generation GRUB2 boot-loader for Linux and an enhanced version of System services

management program, which brings faster boot time for users and power management features for administrators.

Other features include updated versions of the KDE Software Compilation 4.7 and GNOME

3.1 development release desktop environments and significant enhancements to SELinux.

“We need your help to make Fedora 16 the best release yet, so please take a moment of your time to download and try out the Alpha and make sure the things that are important to you are working,” wrote Dennis Gilmore of the Fedora Project.

“If you find a bug, please report it -- every bug you uncover is a chance to improve the experience for millions of Fedora users worldwide,” he added.

The pre-release of Fedora 16 'Verne' version can be downloaded from the link here.