Hello Friends,

I am pleased to announce the immediate release of a brand new and sparkling, Fedora 8 Xfce Spin. Fedora Xfce Spin is a bootable Fedora Live CD image available for x86 and x86_64 architecture. It can be optionally installed to hard disk or converted into boot USB images and is ideal for Xfce fans and for users running Fedora on relatively low resource systems. As a additional bonus, this release rolls in updates for Fedora 8 released till yesterday (2008/02/12).

Xfce is a lightweight desktop environment available in Fedora. Designed for productivity, it loads and executes applications fast, while conserving system resources. More information at http://xfce.org

== Download ==

Torrent only download available at http://spins.fedoraproject.org/

== Feedback ==

We value your feedback highly. Send all your feedback and suggestions to http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-devel-list

== Release Highlights ==

=== Xfce 4.4.2 ===

This release includes the latest Xfce release, 4.4.2 that integrates many new features and bug fixes. More information is available [http://www.xfce.org/about/news?id=13 here]. Along with the basic Xfce desktop environment, Thunar file manager and a comprehensive set of plugins and additional Xfce utilities like Xarchiver archive manager and Orage calendar application is included. All available languages in Fedora has also been integrated with this release.

=== Major Desktop Applications ===

This release includes a number of major desktop applications including:

 * Firefox 2.0 Web browser
 * Claws Mail
 * Pidgin Instant Messenger
 * Brasero CD/DVD Burner
 * Tracker Desktop Search
 * NetworkManager
 * Totem With Browser Plugin
 * Java With Browser Plugin

=== Office Software ===

 * Abiword Word Processor
 * Gnumeric Spreadsheet Application
 * Evince PDF viewer

=== Accessories ===

 * Geany Basic Integrated Development Environment(IDE)
 * Galculator Scientific Calculator
 * Gftp FTP Client
 * Mirage Image Viewer

=== Command Line Utilities ===

Several small but useful command line utilities are included too! Major highlights include:

 * Mutt mail client
 * Irssi Modular IRC Client
 * Yum-utils: A collection of very useful yum utilities
 * Powertop: Power Consumption Monitor For Laptop Users

== Release Notes ==

Release notes for Fedora is available for your reference at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/release-notes/f8/

== Create Your Own Fedora! ==

The kickstart file used to create this spin is available at http://sundaram.fedorapeople.org/spins/livecd-fedora-8-xfce.ks. If you wish to create your own spin locally or customize this to suit your
needs, refer http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FedoraLiveCD/LiveCDHowTo.

Rahul Sundaram

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