The Red Hat sponsored release is packed with quite a few interesting features including the likes of GNOME 3.6, MATE Desktop, KDE Plasma Workspaces 4.9 and improved storage management for desktop users; Fresh versions of programming languages, Clojure, DragonEgg connects GCC and LLVM for developers; and Offline system updates, Samba 4 and Riak for system administrators.

When it comes to cloud and virtualization the Fedora 18 packs Eucalyptus, OpenStack, oVirt Engine and Suspend and resume support for virt guests.

“The Fedora Project is incredibly delighted to announce the release of Fedora 18 (“Spherical Cow”)”, reads the release announcement. “Fedora is a leading-edge, free and open source operating system that continues to deliver innovative features to many users, with a new release about every six months…or so. But no bull: Spherical Cow, is of course, Fedora’s best release yet. You’ll go through the hoof when you hear about the Grade A Prime F18 features. You can always cownt on us to bring you the best features first.”

Head to the release notes to find out more about Fedora 18 and you can download it from here.