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Fedora 19 Linux, “Schrödinger's Cat," goes beta

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It's official. Red Hat community Linux, Fedora 19, code-named “Schrödinger's Cat," is now available in beta.

Fedora's last release is infamous in Linux circles for its multiple delays. According to Robyn Bergeron, Red Hat's Fedora Project Leader, Fedora 18's delays were due to the major rewrite of Fedora's Anaconda, its software installation and update program. Bergeron promised that that delay "was a one-time aberration" and that moving forward, Fedora would stick closer to its six-month release schedule. She was right. The Fedora 19 beta arrived six-months after Fedora 18 finally made it to beta.

The new Fedora Linux includes the following features for developers and creators:

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