The release of Fedora 12 will mark the fourth major operating system update
this fall. Codenamed ‘Constantine’ and like the three previous OS releases,
Windows 7, Ubuntu 9.10 openSUSE 11.2, the Linux based Fedora 12 comes packed
with a variety of improvements and new features.
One of the major goals of the development team at Fedora was to decease
significantly OS boot times. Their reasoning behind this goal was that it was
necessary to get Fedora users up and running as soon as possible when they
turned on their computers. As a result, Fedora 12 can boot in 20 seconds,
rivaling Ubuntu 9.10 and Windows 7. Like other recent Linux releases, Fedora 12
also uses the more efficient and speedier ext4 as the default file system.
Although Fedora 11 became the one of the first Linux distributions to use ext4
as its standard file system, users did encounter problems with it. Fedora 12,
however, corrects those issues making ext4 fully safe to use. Consequently, F12
is a fast as well as rock stable Linux OS.