Fedora 17 is slated for release in a few months, and there are some interesting features to watch:

  • Typing booster (which I thought would be launched for English a year ago) will now be available.
  • Proving that Fedora is cutting edge, they're ripping out the iptables, and putting in firewalld instead.
  • GIMP 2.8 will be included, and, wait for it, it will include Single-Window Mode! To many, this was the last excuse not to use GIMP. It's still cumbersome to draw line and boxes, but well, one thing at a time.
  • Finally, Java 7 will now become the default installation, almost a year after its release.