Fedora 17 has been released, and H-Online has a good overview of the changes and new features. Of personal interest I'd highlight these changes:

  • The consolidation of the /lib/, /lib64/, /bin/ and /sbin/ directories.
  • Removable media now mounted at /run/media/$USER.
  • Drop of support for Radeon 2000, 3000 and 4000 series graphics cards in the proprietary AMD driver (only the open source driver will support these cards; but performance is not optimal).
  • And finally, OpenJDK7 will be the main Java version.

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