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Fedora é uma distribuição linux que trás o mais novo no software livre e open source para sua estação de trabalho, notebook e servidor. Fedora é construido por pessoas em todo globo, que trabalham juntas como uma comunidade: O Projeto Fedora. Você pode obter maiores informações sobre o projeto em nossa página de Overview.

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Fedora é livre para uso, modificação, e distribuição, e inclui softwares que servem para trabalhar, jogar, organizar e socializar.

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O que tem de novo no Fedora 12?

Fedora 12 é composto de melhorias que deixam o Linux melhor do que nunca para todos os tipos de usuários. Abaixo mostraremos as principais novidades que encontrará ao utilizar o Fedora 12.

Usuário Comum

Fedora inclue o Empathy, como cliente de mensagens instantâneas, que suporta chat, vídeo, e áudio. Você pode conversar com seus amigos que estão no AIM, Yahoo, Google Chat, Jabber, MSN, MySpace, e muitas outras plataformas. Tirando proveito das mais novas melhorias no suporte a webcam e vídeo já embutidos no Fedora 12, o Empathy trás a experiência de uma nova geração de mensagens instantâneas.

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Para assistir vídeos na web, temos a nova geração do Ogg Theora, ótima qualidade de streaming e com suporte nativo no Fedora 12. aficionados por áudio irão aproveitar as melhorias do PulseAudio que permite streaming do seu sistema para outros clientes,

For watching videos on the web, next-generation Ogg Theora video provides crisp, vibrant streaming and downloadable media that works out of the box. Audio aficionados will enjoy PulseAudio enhancements that allowing streaming from their system to other clients, bem como o emparelhamento com dispositivos de áudio Bluetooth. Temos também o Firefox 3.5.4 que é a mais nova versão do navegador, que trás mais segurança, rapidez e diversão para seus usuários.

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NetworkManager in action
NetworkManager lhe ajuda a se manter online. Com suporte expandido para banda larga celular, fácil configuração de telefone bluetooth, e integração de gerenciamento de senha. Com o NetworkManager a sua navegação será possível com apenas um clique.

Melhorias do NetworkManager no Fedora 12 também incluem:

  • Suporte a nova geração do protocolo IPv6
  • Melhor suporte para conexões compartilhadas e estáticas
  • Redefinição do designer da interface, que agora é mais simples e e fácil de entender
PackageKit finds software for you, whether you're looking for ways to deal with files from friends or just want to explore the over 15,000 packages that Fedora provides for free. You can install entire groups of related software in just a couple clicks, and PackageKit helps you keep your system secure and up to date through its subtle but effective alert system.

PackageKit improvements in Fedora 12 also include:

  • A refined interface that is more responsive and informative
  • Support for installing packages directly from the web browser
  • A command-line plugin that finds software to support new commands when you run them
PackageKit in action

There's lots of little fixes as well: clearer, more navigable menu bars; a fresh desktop background theme; icons that help you find your special content folders quickly; and much more.

Office productivity made easy: no matter what you do -- email, web browsing, office applications, graphic design, robotics, electronic design automation, project management, personal databases, amateur radio, webcomics - you'll find it all here.

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System Administrators


Fedora 12 gives you the future first. The technologies that make open source the platform of choice for savvy system administrators are all here. Fast, stable, secure, and ready for you to work your magic.

A number of improvements are included in Fedora 12 to make your life easier. A new initial ramdisk setup tool called Dracut helps keep boot time as low as possible. There's now ext4 support for GRUB, and Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) is enabled by default on systems with NVIDIA, ATI and Intel video cards for a faster and smoother graphical boot.

For those who Samba, the addition of GFS2 Clustered Samba and improvements in HA (high availability) clustering makes sharing data across machines easier and more reliable. Fedora 12 also features constant security updates for bulletproof systems, and a number of virtualization improvements have emerged with this release that use memory more efficiently, provide more flexible hardware and network solutions, and boost the performance of virtual guest disk images.

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For developers, Fedora 12 includes a rich set of development tools, including all popular programming languages, IDEs, and an extensive set of libraries. The most recent versions of emacs, mercurial, and php are included - no need to worry about downloading the latest and greatest, we've got them all. And for developers using Eclipse, version 3.5 (Galileo) is included in Fedora 12, along with more Eclipse plug-ins than ever before.

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These in addition to the well established web, SQL and application servers create a unique proposal for development and production environment at the same time.

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How to get started

Intrigued? Want to give Fedora 12 a try?

You can download a LiveCD regardless of what operating system you're running. This will give you a working version of Fedora, complete with common applications, all running off your CD drive - your hard drive won't be touched at all. And when you're ready, installation is just a click away.

And if you're running Fedora 11, upgrading is easy. Refer to our handy documentation for help.

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Fedora: The Future, First.

Help make Fedora!

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We'd love to hear your thoughts on Fedora 12. Have a suggestion? Find a bug? Start by taking a look at the Common F12 bugs to see if it's something we know about. (That page has information on what to do if you don't find your bug, too.)

Want to join the Fedora community and help us make the best Linux distribution even better? Get started at Our diverse community from all over the globe welcomes contributors of all types. From artists to marketers to coders to testers to writers to translators and more, you can get involved. Share what you know or help with something you've always wanted to learn; mentors are always available to help you get started.

Further reading

Want more? Here are some further resources on Fedora 12, or talk with a community member in our live chat 24/7 at <<<LINK TO WEBCHAT>>>