The Fedora Project has released the latest version of the team’s open source operating system. Fedora 19 “Schrodinger’s Cat” is now available for download.
Fedora 19 includes a wide range of updates, uses the Linux 3.9 kernel, and comes with a choice of GNOME 3.8, KDE Plasma 4.10, or MATE 1.6 desktop environments.
There are also a number of new tools for developers, system administrators, and even specific niches such as amateur radio enthusiasts.
Fedora 19 also includes an improved Anaconda installer (which walks you through the process of actually installing the operating system, 3D modelling and printing software, a built-in language translation tool, and updated apps including the LibreOffice 4.0 office suite.
Fedora 19 is also available for devices with ARM-based chips. Among other things, the new ARM version of the operating system supports the same unified kernel as Fedora for x86 processors and support for more ARM-based devices.
Fedora for ARM is available in a number of different configurations, featuring Xfce, LXDE, KDE, Mate, and Sugar on a stick desktop environments.
Oh, and if you’re wondering about the team’s odd choice code-names, Schrodinger’s Cat is a theoretical thought experiment, much like a “Spherical Cow,” which was the code-name for Fedora 18.
The Fedora community has an unusual way of picking names which involves finding new words or phrases which are related to the last code-name, but not the one prior to that.