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Fedora 16 Final with Cloud, Virtualisation Support Released

The Red Hat community has dished out the new Fedora 16 open source Linux based platform which comes with support for cloud computing and virtualisation.

Some of the new features that come with Fedora 16, which is now available for download, include support for deploying and managing cloud computing instances using an array of open source tools.

The platform comes with Aeolus Conductor, which is used to create and manage clouds, OpenStack tools that help configure the cloud and assign storage and HekaFS, which offer filesystems for the cloud.

Fedora 16 also comes with virtualisation tools like Spice USB, which allows sharing and audio volume messaging on virtual desktops and the Virtual Machines Lock Manager, which is designed to prevent users from initiating the same virtual machine twice.

"The open source community sets a new bar for technical excellence in the creation of this release," said Jared Smith, Leader, The Fedora Project.

"Fedora 16 combines the newest advancements in open source virtualized and cloud computing environments with significant under-the hood-improvements -- all while continuing to improve the operating system's usability. The Fedora Project's commitment to advancing free and open source software is absolutely reflected in what the community delivered in Fedora 16", he added.