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1. Welcome to Fedora
2. Release Highlights
2.1. Fedora Tour
2.2. New in Fedora
2.3. Road Map
3. Feedback
3.1. Providing Feedback on Fedora Software
3.2. Providing Feedback on Release Notes
4. Installation Notes
4.1. Changes in Anaconda
4.2. Installation Related Issues
4.3. Upgrade Related Issues
5. Architecture Specific Notes
5.1. RPM multiarch support on 64-bit platforms (x86_64, ppc64)
5.2. PPC Specifics for Fedora
5.3. x86 Specifics for Fedora
5.4. x86_64 Specifics for Fedora
6. Fedora Live Images
6.1. Available Images
6.2. Usage Information
6.3. USB Booting
6.4. Differences From a Regular Fedora Install
7. Package Notes
7.1. PC Speaker Enabled
7.2. The cdrtools Packages is Replaced by cdrkit
7.3. EM8300 Drivers Default to ALSA
7.4. Gaim Renamed to Pidgin
7.5. Packages with ".fc6" Tag
7.6. Perl Package Split
7.7. Zope and Plone Not Yet Available
7.8. Unstable liferea x86_64 Package
7.9. Xfce URL opening focus issue
7.10. System Tools
7.11. Engineering and Scientific
7.12. ATA over Ethernet
7.13. Graphics
8. Linux Kernel
8.1. Version
8.2. Changelog
8.3. Kernel Flavors
8.4. Reporting Bugs
8.5. Preparing for Kernel Development
9. Fedora Desktop
9.1. Localized Common User Directories (xdg-user-dirs)
9.2. GNOME
9.3. KDE
9.4. Web Browsers
9.5. Mail Clients
9.6. Liberation Fonts
10. File Systems
11. Mail Servers
11.1. Sendmail
11.2. exim-sa
12. Development
12.1. Tools
13. Security
13.1. General Information
14. Java and java-gcj-compat
14.1. Handling Java and Java-like Packages
14.2. Handling Java Applets
14.3. Fedora and the JPackage Java Packages
14.4. Maven (v2)
15. Multimedia
15.1. Multimedia Players
15.2. Ogg and Xiph.Org Foundation Formats
15.3. MP3, DVD, and Other Excluded Multimedia Formats
15.4. CD and DVD Authoring and Burning
15.5. Screencasts
15.6. Extended Support through Plugins
16. Games and Entertainment
16.1. Haxima
17. Virtualization
17.1. Types of Virtualization
17.2. Guest Operating Systems
17.3. Changes to the Virtualization Packages
18. X Window System (Graphics)
18.1. X Configuration Changes
18.2. Intel Driver Notes
18.3. Third Party Video Drivers
19. Database Servers
19.1. MySQL
19.2. PostgreSQL
20. Internationalization (i18n)
20.1. Language Installation
20.2. SCIM Input Method Defaults
21. Backwards Compatibility
21.1. Compiler Compatibility
22. Package Changes
23. Fedora Project
24. Colophon
24.1. Contributors
24.2. Production Methods

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