Fedora core 7 is slated to be released at the end of April 2007. However its test version is available for download and preview.
I tested Fedora core 7 test live CD in my Celeron 1.4 Ghz, 256 MB RAM machine. The first thing came to my notice - Fedora now has neat and clean, Desktop computer like interface. It now has neat program / application menu, where applications are neatly arranged. It reminded me of Windows Desktop. Windows users may now feel familiar with Fedora core 7 program menu. In fact, it has Accessories program menu which contains Archive Manager, Calculator, Character Map, Dictionary, Terminal (the command prompt) and Text Editor (notepad) - how windowish!
Further, a new taskbar menu called Places contains Home folder, Desktop, Computer and Network - handy since most users frequent these places most often. However, Fedora core 7 still uses Nautilus File manager, which is not the best option. Instead, the new, XFCE's file manager Thunar that can be used independently might be a better option - Thunar is better in every count - is fast and feature rich in comparison to plain odd Nautilus.
The other big difference you will notice in this distribution - applications of Fedora Extra are merged in Fedora core, and there may not be fedora extra any more.
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