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1. Welcome to Fedora Core
2. Release Highlights
2.1. Fedora Core 6 Tour
2.2. New in Fedora Core 6
2.3. Road Map
3. Feedback
3.1. Providing Feedback on Fedora Software
3.2. Providing Feedback on Release Notes
4. Installation Notes
4.1. Changes in Anaconda
4.2. Kickstart Changes
4.3. Installation Related Issues
4.4. Upgrade Related Issues
5. Architecture Specific Notes
5.1. RPM Multiarch Support on 64-bit platforms (x86_64, ppc64)
5.2. PPC Specifics for Fedora
5.3. x86 Specifics for Fedora
5.4. x86_64 Specifics for Fedora
6. Package Notes
6.1. GNOME Desktop Environment
6.2. Web Server
6.3. Ext3 File System Utilities
6.4. Licensing Audit
6.5. Kernel Headers
7. Linux Kernel
7.1. Version
7.2. Changelog
7.3. Kernel Flavors
7.4. Reporting Bugs
7.5. Following Generic Textbooks
7.6. Preparing for Kernel Development
7.7. Building Only Kernel Modules
8. Fedora Desktop
8.1. Desktop Effects
8.2. Software Management
8.3. GNOME
8.4. Web Browsers
8.5. Mail Clients
9. File Systems
10. Web Servers
11. Development
11.1. Runtime
11.2. Tools
11.3. Ruby
12. Security
12.1. General Information
12.2. SELinux
13. Java and java-gcj-compat
13.1. Handling Java and Java-like Packages
13.2. 64-bit JNI Libraries
13.3. Handling Java Applets
13.4. Fedora and the JPackage Java Packages
13.5. Eclipse
14. Multimedia
14.1. Multimedia Players
14.2. Ogg and Xiph.Org Foundation Formats
14.3. MP3, DVD, and Other Excluded Multimedia Formats
14.4. CD and DVD Authoring and Burning
14.5. Screencasts
14.6. Extended Support through Plugins
15. Games and Entertainment
16. Virtualization
16.1. Types of Virtualization
16.2. Guest Operating Systems
16.3. Changes to the Xen Packages
17. X Window System (Graphics)
17.1. X Configuration Changes
17.2. Intel Driver notes
18. Database Servers
18.1. MySQL
18.2. PostgreSQL
19. Internationalization (i18n)
19.1. Input Methods
19.2. im-chooser
19.3. xinputrc
20. Backwards Compatibility
20.1. Compiler Compatibility
21. Package Changes
22. Fedora Extras - Community Package Repository
22.1. Using the Repository
22.2. About Fedora Extras
22.3. Package Updates
23. Fedora Legacy - Community Maintenance Project
24. Fedora Project - Freedom to the Core
25. Colophon
25.1. Contributors
25.2. Production Methods

1. Welcome to Fedora Core

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