Red Hat releases Fedora Core 5

Red Hat releases version 5 of the Fedora Core Linux community distribution.

Red Hat has released the latest version of its Fedora Core Linux community distribution with new desktop applications, security capabilities and virtualization technologies.

Among the new desktop applications in FC 5 are fruits of the open-source Mono project, which include the Tomboy note-taking application; the F-spot digital photograph management tool; and the Beagle desktop search tool.

FC 5 also enhances support in multimedia applications for Xiph.org codecs; adds OpenDocument support and improved PDF (Portable Document Format) export capabilities through OpenOffice.org version 2.0.2; and includes support for AIGLX (Accelerated Indirect GLS) to enable GL-accelerated effects on a standard Linux desktop. The latest versions of GNOME 2.14 and KDE 3.5.1 also bring other enhancements, said the company.

As Red Hat announced earlier this month, FC 5 also includes a preview of the open-source Xen virtualization technology it plans to integrate into the next version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. FC 5 uses version 3.0 of the Xen development branch, with support for 32-bit and 64-bit x86 hardware, and adds a guest install script to ease the setup of virtual machines.

On the security side, FC 5 adds a new stack protecter to defend against buffer overflow exploits as well as a new reference policy for the SE (Security Enhanced) Linux security framework that allows policies to be incorporated into packages.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Shelley Solheim

IDG News Service
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?