Fedora 18（Spherical Cow）还有8天就要发布了，让我一起来看看Fedora18有哪些新特性吧。官方的wiki说明如下：
What's New in18 Alpha
We can't go round all of Spherical Cow's new featuresit is too big, but here is an overview of what you're going to .
To begin small, terminals can now use 256 colors instead of the old 8 colors. It is an improvement for your eyes. Desktops have their share of new, new upstream version of Gnome version: 3.6. For those you prefer old, venerable Gnomeversion 2, your call has been heard with integration of MATE desktop. Students and schools have now their own desktop, too, with integration of Sugar learning environment.
For the cloud of milk in your coffee, Fedora packaged Owncloudbrings an alternative to proprietary solutions to backup and your personal data.
firewalld is now the default firewall software, replacing iptables. There's noneed to restart your firewall to rules changes. Fedora will now discover printers and other mDNS devices. Also, a preview of next generation Yum packet manager with DNF providing new API definition and performance improvements solving dependencies using libsolv via hawkey for backend.
Sysadmins will find some tasted features with the final release of Samba 4 and possibility toan Active Directory domain out of the box. Know even more about your servers with management agents that let you access vital and useful information about your hardware's health. Fedora brings you an integrated and unified way to access to that data and manage yours servers with unique native management software instead of the different proprietary software. And as cream hazelnut, Storage System Management CLI tools simplify the user interface by providing unified abstraction and interface for multiple storage technologies, like lvm, btrfs and md raid while implementing of commands with the same syntax regardless of the technology used.
And developers aren't forgotten with an updated D environment, latest Fedora Haskell packages as well as the latest stack ofand Python.