Fedora 20 Released

Dec 17, 2013

Latest version includes improved security, virtualization, and remote control.

The Fedora Project has announced the release of Fedora 20. Fedora is community Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat. Updates and innovations debuted in Fedora often make their way into future releases of Red Hat's flagship Enterprise Linux distro.
The latest Fedora includes many updates and additions. Topping the list is X2Go, a fork of NoMachine's NX3 libraries for remote desktop access. According to Fedora, "X2Go packages allow Fedora to work as a scalable server or versatile client. Entire desktop sessions can be paused and migrated, and the software supports audio and file transfers."
Many desktop improvements appear by way of updates to the optional desktop environments. The Cinnamon 2.0 desktop includes enhanced user management, improved windows effects, and an enhanced nemo file manager. Gnome 3.10 provides smart card support, a new Gnome Maps mapping application, and a streamlined music player (Gnome Music). The KDE 4.11 and Enlightenment E17 desktops also include several improvments.
For system admins, Fedora 20 includes serveral security enhancements. For instance, the System Security Services Daemon (SSD) now supports mapping between Windows SIDs and POSIX IDs. Virtualization improvements include ARM emulation and libvert client access control.

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