Fedora 11 Released!

The Fedora Project on Tuesday released version 11 of its Linux open source operating system, adding expanded hardware support, new software management and improved virtualization.

The virtualization features include improvements in the KVM stack that make it easier to maintain so developers can add features faster. The Fedora Project, which now has more than 29,000 community members, releases a new version of the free operating system every six months.

Fedora is a proving ground for new Linux technologies that often find their way into Red Hat's Enterprise Linux (RHEL). The Fedora release gives users a chance to test-drive the features.

Fedora 11, which was code named Leonidas, includes virtualization console improvements that ease the task of moving between the host operating system and the guest operating system environments. And the operating system has an improved Virtual Machine Creation Wizard, which supports a wider variety of hardware and new workflow processes that makes it easier to deploy virtual machines (VM).