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Fedora Core 5 Test 1 Released

Fedora Core 5 test 1 release is available now.

Test releases are not meant for End Users. Install test releases only if you want to test for bugs and contribute to the community. Do not install test releases for a normal usage. They may contain several bugs and security threats

Users are recommended to use the torrent and keep it running for others to share. The torrent file as well as instructions on using the torrent is available from the following webpage.

If using a torrent is not possible due to firewall restricitons on your network, download from below

Major new features include the following

* Modular
* Vastly improved Asian language input support with SCIM
* Kernel based on 2.6.15-rc1-git3
* GCC 4.0.2
* GNOME 2.12
* KDE 3.4.92
* Xen 3.0 snapshot for i386
* Improved Open Source Java including
gcj, classpath, tomcat, jonas, eclipse, and much more
* 1600+ Extras packages conveniently available via yum
* Major installer changes to use yum for package handling
* Pup! - Brand new software updater that replaces rhn-applet

Latest release notes

(Whats new in Fedora Core 4 should actually be Fedora Core 5 test 1. Ignore that. The page will be updated shortly)

Known issues

The DVD Images are not available for this test release. Anaconda in this release uses the yum package manager backend and DVD support infrastructure was not added in time for the release. Subsequent test releases and the final version will feature a much improved version. Inconveniences regretted.

The release schedule for Fedora Core 5 is available from

Proposed features is available from the Road Map

This is a test release and is provided for developers and testers to participate and provide feedback. It is not meant for end users in production systems.

Subscribe to the fedora-test and fedora-devel mailings lists to keep track of important changes in the current development versions and provide feedback to the developers.

Fedora Project requests you to file bug reports and enhancements to provide a improved final release to end users. For more information on this, refer to the following document:

You can provide general feedback on this release to the fedora-test list.

NOTE: Fedora Projects now has a ongoing survey for community feedback on Fedora.
I have had difficulties with earlier versions of fedora Core in it recognising my hardware - even things as basic as Ethernet ports. What has been the experience of others with Fedora Core? Should I give it another try?
Fedora has been excellent with all my hardwares. Absolutely no issues at all.
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