Start64!Dan HorĂ¡k announced a last evening, December 15th, the immediate availability for download of the Fedora 16 operating system for IBM System z (s390x) 64-bit systems. Fedora 16, codenamed Verne, comes with a lot of new features and updated packages. Among them we can mention Linux kernel 3.1, GNOME 3.2.1 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell interface and the KDE Software Compilation 4.7.2 environment.

"There was still a longer delay after the Fedora 16 release for the primary architectures than we would like to see, but at least we are faster than with Fedora 15 and so here we are."