Even though Ubuntu 11.04 is moving away from Gnome shell with their own unity desktop interface Fedora 15 is moving with Gnome Shell, the revamped desktop of Gnome 3. It is matured enough for an end user to get everything from gnome. The major updates to fedora 15 are really amazing. From the features page we got that fedora 15 will include.
- LibreOffice, a “freer” fork of OpenOffice
- BoxGrinder, a virtual appliance utility
- Robotics Suite, a set of tools for robot enthusiasts
- Sugar, a specialized desktop environment for education
- Dynamic Firewall, a way to interactively manage your system firewall
- Gnome 3, of course
Also the included softwares are
- GNOME 3 – the obvious, most startling change.
- Firefox 4
- Kernel 2.6.38-0 – with the magic patch for the job schedule
- Pino Twitter – Gwibber is the default in ubuntu.
- Rhythmbox – Ubuntu included Banshee
With gnome 3 we get more cleaner desktop with revolutionary looks. Mutter window manager is much more feature rich. We will get the final Fedora 15 on mid of May 2011. The most important thing is it is nearly a month after the release of Ubuntu 11.04.
- What Is New Fedora 15 Alpha? (techie-buzz.com)
- GNOME 3 Shell now available to test in SUSE and Fedora Live image format (downloadsquad.switched.com)
- Gnome Shell is Almost Ready to Rock Your Desktop (maketecheasier.com)
- Linux Kernel 2.6.38 Released with Best Improvements (ranjith.zfs.in)
- GNOME-Shell ‘Smooth Inset’ theme is light, airy and beautiful (omgubuntu.co.uk)
- GNOME 3 Almost Ready, or is It (ostatic.com)