The werewolf is coming for us!
No, this post is not related to Halloween, altough this too is quickly approaching. It is about the next release of Fedora. Fedora 8, which, as it seems, has the codename Werewolf, is to be released this November, according to the website in 14 days (which is approximately 2 weeks ;-) ).
According to an article I recently read on Linux.com it'll remember it's roots and sort of also go "back to the roots" by picking up it's own "old" tradition of introducing innovative, but maybe not 100% stable, packages. One of these packages is the IcedTea, a free Java-implementation.
Other packages of course will be updated to their current versions. Gnome will come in version 2.20, OpenOffice 2.3 will be included, and lots of other packages ensure the latest release of Red Hat's community-distro brings a fresh system to a box near you.
Using the upgrade-function included on the DVD/CD it should be pretty easy to mutate an older version of Fedora into a mighty scary Werewolf.
I can't wait to download the DVDs (I'll need to get 2, X86 for my notebook, X86_64 for my PC) and get the crap scared out of my hardware... ;-)