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Five notable new features in Fedora Linux 18

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After numerous delays along the way, the final version of Fedora Linux 18 “Spherical Cow” made its long-awaited debut on Tuesday. Ready for a quick tour? Here are a few of the more notable new features in this release.

1. The MATE desktop

The introduction of a mobile-style paradigm in the world of Linux desktops has been just as controversial as it has in Windows 8, causing no end of debate over the merits of modern contenders such as Ubuntu's Unity and GNOME 3.

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