Dan Horák proudly announced this past weekend, on June 29th, that the Fedora 17 (Beefy Miracle) operating system for IBM System z (s390x) 64-bit systems is now available for download.
Dubbed Beefy Miracle, Fedora 17 comes with a lot of new features, enhancements and updated packages, among which we can mention Linux kernel 3.3.4, systemd integration, GNOME 3.4.1 desktop environment with the GNOME Shell interface, GIMP 2.8, and the KDE Software Compilation 4.8.3 environment.
"There was a little inconsistency between the Fedora and Everything repositories requiring a last minute respin, but the Fedora 17 GA release for the IBM System z is finally here."
"This time again a bit closer the primary when we count the number of available packages," said Dan Horák in the announcement.
Download Fedora 17 for IBM System z 64-bit right now from Softpedia.