Korora 19 Wants to Beat Fedora 19 at Its Own Game

The latest version of Korora can be downloaded from Softpedia

By on July 3rd, 2013 06:56 GMT

Korora, a Fedora Remix distribution with tweaks and extras to make the system “just work” out of the box, which aims to provide a complete and easy-to-use system for general computing, is now at version 19.

The release of Korora 19 “Bruce” has followed closely on the heels of Fedora 19 “Schrödinger's Cat,” and according to the developers, this is the first time that the two releases coincide.

Korora 19 comes in two versions, for both the KDE and the GNOME desktops. It comes with a few default applications such as Adobe Flash, Google Chrome, Google Earth, RPMFusion, and VirtualBox.

“GNOME 3.8 brings new applications such as clock and improvements to the desktop including privacy and sharing settings, ordered search, frequent applications overview, and additionally provides the ability to enable a ‘classic mode’ for a user experience similar to GNOME 2 built out of a collection of GNOME Shell extensions,” reads the official announcement.

The KDE version of Korora is based, as anyone would have guessed, on the 4.10 branch. Most likely, the 4.10.5 version that has just been released will arrive in this Linux distribution soon.

Highlights of Korora 19 “Bruce”:

• Full multimedia support has been implemented and this includes the Adobe Flash plugin;
• The Jockey device manager has been implemented and now users can handle drivers such as ATI and NVIDIA more easily;
• Mozilla Firefox is not the default browser and it features an integration theme for KDE;
• A few Firefox add-ons have been enabled by default (Adblock Plus, DownThemAll, Flashblock, Xclear);
• VLC is the default media player;
• MariaDB has taken the place of MySQL.

More details about this release can be found in the official announcement.

Download Korora 19 “Bruce”
right now from Softpedia. The links for both flavors can be found in the same location.
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