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Important information about this release of Fedora

1. Welcome to Fedora 10
1.1. Welcome to Fedora
1.2. Fedora 10 Overview
1.3. Feedback
2. What is New for Installation and Live Images
2.1. Installation notes
2.2. Fedora Live Images
2.3. Hardware overview
2.4. Architecture specific notes
2.5. X Window system - graphics
2.6. Fedora 10 boot-time
3. Upfront About Multimedia
3.1. Multimedia
4. What is New for Desktop Users
4.1. Fedora Desktop
4.2. Networking
4.3. Printing
4.4. Package Notes
4.5. International language support
5. What is New for Gamers, Scientists, and Hobbyists
5.1. Games and entertainment
5.2. Amateur Radio
6. Features and Fixes for Power Users
6.1. Server tools
6.2. File systems
7. What is New for Developers
7.1. Runtime
7.2. Java
7.3. Tools
7.4. Linux kernel
7.5. Embedded Development
7.6. KDE 3 Development Platform and Libraries
8. What is New for System Adminstrators
8.1. Security
8.2. System Services
8.3. Virtualization
8.4. Web and Content Servers
8.5. Samba - Windows compatibility
8.6. Mail servers
8.7. Database servers
8.8. Backwards compatibility
8.9. Updated packages in Fedora 10
8.10. Package changes
9. Legal and Miscellaneous
9.1. Fedora Project
9.2. Colophon

1. Welcome to Fedora 10

1.1. Welcome to Fedora

Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. It is built by people across the globe who work together as a community: the Fedora Project. The Fedora Project is open and anyone is welcome to join. The Fedora Project is out front for you, leading the advancement of free, open software and content.

Visit to view the latest release notes for Fedora, especially if you are upgrading.

If you are migrating from a release of Fedora older than the immediately previous one, you should refer to older Release Notes for additional information. You can find older Release Notes at
You can help the Fedora Project community continue to improve Fedora if you file bug reports and enhancement requests. Refer to for more information about bug and feature reporting. Thank you for your participation.
To find out more general information about Fedora, refer to the following Web pages:

1.2. Fedora 10 Overview

As always, Fedora continues to develop ( and integrate the latest free and open source software ( The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the last release of Fedora. For more details about other features that are included in Fedora 10, refer to their individual wiki pages that detail feature goals and progress:
Throughout the release cycle, there are interviews with the developers behind key features giving out the inside story:
The following are major features for Fedora 10:
Some other features in this release include:
Features for Fedora 10 are tracked on the feature list page:

1.3. Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to provide your comments, suggestions, and bug reports to the Fedora community; this helps improve the state of Fedora, Linux, and free software worldwide.

1.3.1. Providing Feedback on Fedora Software

To provide feedback on Fedora software or other system elements, please refer to A list of commonly reported bugs and known issues for this release is available from

1.3.2. Common bugs

No software is without bugs. One of the features of free and open source software is the ability to report bugs, helping to fix or improve the software you use.
A list of common bugs is maintained for each release by the Fedora Project as a good place to start when you are having a problem that might be a bug in the software:

1.3.3. Providing Feedback on Release Notes

If you feel these release notes could be improved in any way, you can provide your feedback directly to the beat writers. There are several ways to provide feedback, in order of preference: