Fedora 16 “Verne” has finally been released. As expected, the new version uses GNOME Shell by default as well as a complete GNOME 3.2 application stack: GNOME Sushi, GNOME Contacts and so on.
GRUB2 is used by default
ext4 driver mounts ext2 and ext3 partitions
systemd and virtualization improvements
GPT support and many others
Fedora 16 also comes with “Trusted Boot”
Trusted Boot (tboot) is an open source, pre-kernel/Virtual Machine Manager module that uses Intel(R) Trusted Execution Technology (Intel(R) TXT) to perform a measured and verified launch of an OS kernel/VMM. It checks to make sure system files haven’t been tampered with before letting the system boot, offering much greater protection against rootkits and other types of malware that try to cover their tracks by editing those files. Trusted Boot can be enabled at install, and will fall back to a normal boot if the hardware doesn’t support it.
Fedora 16 comes with Linux Kernel 3.1.0, Xserver 1.11.1, Nautilus 3.2.1, Gedit 3.2.1, Evolution 3.2.1, Empathy 220.127.116.11, GDM 3.2.1, Firefox 7.0.1, Rhythmbox 2.90.1, Shotwell 0.10.1, Deja Dup Backup Tool 19.4, Totem 3.2.1 and Transmission 2.42.
Download Fedora 16 here