is the kind of GNU/Linux version that makes you want to stop distro hopping and settle. With a new visual style, artwork, and several new features, this version was designed around expanding Web 2.0 on the desktop.
One of the most impressive new features included in Fedora 8 is the PulseAudio sound daemon, which will allow users to set the volume for each application individually, move streams between devices, redirect audio streams to other computers on the local network, and much more. Pulse Audio alleviates the headaches of various sound systems fighting for access to the sound device (finally!!!) and implements many exciting new features to bring the Linux sound system out of the stone age. With a new visual style called Nodoka that mixes beige and bright blue, it has light gradients, subdued scrollbars, and gradients on inactive tabs.
Fedora 8 includes an optional color-changing wallpaper, which will rotate through shades depending on the time of day. Doesn't sound like a big deal unless you live in the US, but work on German time. By noticing the color of the screen, you can know what time of day it is. Here's the full feature list
. If for no other reason, a good Linux distro like Fedora comes with more "out of the box" software than any other OS. With the USDollar at all-time record tanking levels, I could save some dough.