The coming Fedora 13 is full of news. Here is the full list of all the new features which is now ready to be included in the distribution.

UPDATE (May 28):

Since Fedora 13 has been released a few weeks ago, and this post has genereted a lot interest, I thought I would rather give you the direct link to a more detailed look at what is new in this distro.

Check out the official Release Notes for Fedora 13 by clicking on the image below. There you will see just about everything that is new in this release:

You can download the new Fedora 13 here:


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All of these features are marked as 100 percent ready and approved by the Fedora technical steering committee for the Fedora 13 release.

Anaconda StorageWorks Filtering – The last part of the Anaconda-publicized code of the storage configuration.

Automatic Print Driver Installation – Necessary packages will be installed on hardware that requires these packages when found by the system.

Better Webcam Support – More webcams are supported without requiring any extra drivers. Special focus is on the so-called dual-mode cameras. – Using very small mirror files, such as disk size, a machine can be obtained in a bootstrap mode where a remote server can be contacted in order to access the information and continue the installation process.

Boost 1:41 Uplift – This feature means that Fedora 13 gets Boost 1.41.0 along with Boost.MPI. As a side effect Boost will be built cmake instead of BJam.

Dogtag Certificate System – This is an enterprise-class open source Certificate Authority (CA) that supports all aspects of certificate lifecycle management.

Color Management – A session framework that makes it possible to manage, install and generate color profiles in the GNOME desktop environment.

Implicit Linking DSO – The standard for the linker ld is changed to – no-add-needed. This change prevents from ld to search the linked object dependencies.

KDE44 – Includes the K Desktop Environment 4.4 It offers new features such as better PulseAudio integration.

KDE PolicyKit One Qt – Adding One PolicyKit support for Qt / KDE applications and the KDE desktop environment.

KDE PulseAudio Integration – Improved integration of PulseAudio apps in KDE-Phonon and KMix.

Stable KVM PCI Addresses – Allows units of KVM’s virtual machine guests allocated to maintain the same PCI addresses as other devices are added or removed from the guest configuration.

NetBeans_6.8 – Function development environment NetBeans 6.8 will be included in Fedora 13.

Bluetooth DUN Network Manager – Network Manager now supports an easy to use dial-up internet via Bluetooth DUN (Dial Up Networking).

Network Manager Command Line – A function to check the Network Manager without using a graphical interface.

30 features are already ready to be included in the next Fedora 13

Network Manager Mobile Status – An applet that displays current signal strength, network technologies (eg GPRS) and the roaming status of the card that supports this.

NFSv4 Default – The default protocol for NFS changes to version 4.

NFS Client IPv6 – Supports mounting of NFS servers via IPv6.

Nouveau DisplayPort – Added support for DisplayPort in the X and kernel drivers for Nvidia hardware.

Radeon DisplayPort – Same as above, but the Radeon hardware.

RPM4.8 – Updates the RPM package manager to version 4.8.

SIP Witch Domain Telephony – This feature enables a completely free alternative to Skype to use standard IETF protocols with support for direct and secure peer-to-peer communications.

SSSD by default – Include SSSD the standard set of Fedora 13’s basic package and configure it using authconfig and firstboot.

There are many lines of code left before Fedora 13 is complete, which is estimated to May 11

Systemtap Static Probes – Systemtap allows event detection applications where it is possible.

Sugar_0.88 – Provides the latest learning environment Sugar together with improved activity settings.

Udisks Improvements – Adds support for LVM to the stack of tools and udisks gnome-disk-utility.

Upstart0.6.0 – Switching to the latest version supported by Upstart, an event-based replacement for the init daemon.

VHostNet – Enables core acceleration KVM network.

Virtio-Serial – Also called “vmchannel”. A function that modifies existing units for single-console port virtio guests running on top of Qemu and KVM. A transport mechanism to enable communication between host and guest memory areas, so that for example, copy and paste works seamlessly between guest and host.

Zarafa – Outlook Sharing Zarafa is a replacement for Microsoft Exchange.

Fedora 13 is expected to be released on May 11 Before that, a beta version is to be released, as well as a release candidate.

Looking for updates. The picture shows the alpha version.