Features and Requirements of Fedora 16 “Verne”

As always, Fedora continues to develop (RedHat contributions) and integrate the latest free and open source software (Fedora 16 Features). The following sections provide a brief overview of major changes from the last release of Fedora.




Features for Fedora 16:

  • Enhanced cloud support including Aeolus Conductor, Condor Cloud, HekaFS, OpenStack and pacemaker-cloud
  • KDE Plasma workspaces 4.7
  • GNOME 3.2
  • A number of core system improvements including GRUB 2 and the removal of HAL.
  • An updated libvirtd, guest inspection, virtual lock manager and a pvops based kernel for Xen all improve virtualization support.

Hardware Requirements:

Processor and memory requirements for x86 Architectures:

Fedora 16 may be installed on most “modern” x86 processors. (There are some “secondary architectures” supported by special interest groups for processors like Power PC, System/390 and ARM).
The minimum processor speed depends on the end use, the method of installation, and the specific hardware. Although some configurations might work on a Pentium 3, most users should consider a Pentium 4 or more modern processor, or the equivalent processor from other manufacturers. Fedora 16 is able to take full advantage of modern, multi-core architectures.
  • Minimum RAM for text-mode: 768 MiB
  • Minimum RAM for graphical: 768 MiB
  • Recommended RAM for graphical: 1152 MiB

Processor and memory requirements for x86_64 architectures:

  • Minimum RAM for text-mode: 768 MiB
  • Minimum RAM for graphical: 768 MiB
  • Recommended RAM for graphical: 1152 MiB

Hard disk space requirements for all architectures:

The complete packages can occupy over 9 GB of disk space. Final size is entirely determined by the installing spin and the packages selected during installation. Additional disk space is required during installation to support the installation environment. This additional disk space corresponds to the size of /Fedora/base/stage2.img (on Installation Disc 1) plus the size of the files in /var/lib/rpm on the installed system.
In practical terms, additional space requirements may range from as little as 90 MiB for a minimal installation to as much as an additional 175 MiB for a larger installation.
Additional space is also required for any user data, and at least 5% free space should be maintained for proper system operation.


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