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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
4.4. Kickstart HTTP Issue
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. Text Mode Installation
6.4. Direct Installation
7. Package Notes
7.1. Sound Card Utility
7.2. Perl
7.3. Yum Changes
7.4. pam_mount
7.5. TeXLive
7.6. LTSP
7.7. Utility Packages
7.8. pilot-link and HAL/PolicyKit Interaction
7.9. Legal Information
8. Linux Kernel
8.1. Version
8.2. Changelog
8.3. Kernel Flavors
8.4. Preparing for Kernel Development
8.5. Reporting Bugs
9. Fedora Desktop
9.1. GNOME
9.2. KDE
9.3. PackageKit
9.4. Bluetooth
9.5. XULRunner
9.6. Web Browsers
9.7. Mail Clients
9.8. Disabling PC Speaker
9.9. International Clock Applet
9.10. Dictionaries Consolidated
9.11. Compiz
9.12. vmmouse Driver
10. File Systems
10.1. Ext4 Preview
11. Web Servers
11.1. PostgreSQL DBD Driver
11.2. TurboGears Applications
11.3. Drupal
11.4. Squid
12. Mail Servers
12.1. Sendmail
13. Development
13.1. Tools
14. Security
14.1. Security Enhancements
14.2. Support for SHA-256 and SHA-512 passwords
14.3. FORTIFY_SOURCE extended to cover more functions
14.4. SELinux Enhancements
14.5. Default Firewall Behavior
14.6. General Information
14.7. SELinux
14.8. Free IPA
15. Java
15.1. OpenJDK
15.2. OpenJDK Replaces IcedTea
15.3. Handling Java Applets
15.4. Handling Web Start Applications
15.5. Fedora and JPackage
16. System Services
16.1. Upstart
16.2. NetworkManager
16.3. Autofs
17. Multimedia
17.1. Multimedia Players
17.2. Ogg and Xiph.Org Foundation Formats
17.3. MP3, DVD, and Other Excluded Multimedia Formats
17.4. CD and DVD Authoring and Burning
17.5. Screencasts
17.6. Extended Support through Plugins
18. Games and Entertainment
19. Virtualization
19.1. Kernel Integration Improvements
19.2. Improved Storage Management
19.3. PolicyKit Integration
19.4. Improved Remote Authentication
19.5. Other Improvements
20. X Window System (Graphics)
20.1. Faster X Start-up and Shutdown
20.2. X Configuration Changes
20.3. Third Party Video Drivers
21. Database Servers
21.1. MySQL
21.2. PostgreSQL
22. Internationalization (i18n)
22.1. Language Coverage
22.2. Fonts
22.3. Input Methods
23. Backwards Compatibility
23.1. Compiler Compatibility
23.2. KDE 3 Development Platform / Libraries
24. Package Changes
25. Fedora Project
26. Colophon
26.1. Contributors
26.2. Production Methods

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