[PLUG] Fedora 9 (Sulphur) Released

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue May 13 08:56:00 PDT 2008


Hi,

Get It:

http://get.fedoraproject.org/

Official Announcement:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-May/msg00007.html

Press Release:

http://www.redhat.com/about/news/prarchive/2008/fedora9.html

Few words from the current Fedora Project Leader, Paul W. Frields:

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-announce-list/2008-May/msg00006.html

What's New?

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Releases/9/ReleaseSummary

Some of the major changes include:

* PackageKit - Distribution neutral package management framework
* KDE 4, GNOME 2.22
* Persistent Live USB support
* Partition resizing and encryption support in the installer
* Preupgrade option for in-place upgrade from previous releases
* FreeIPA - Identity, Policy and Authentication integration for sysads
* OpenJDK6, Sun Java under free and open source license
* Ext4 support (experimental)
* Firefox 3 (beta 5)
* Linux kernel 2.6.25

A couple of initial reviews:
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Fedora 9 - an OS that even the Linux challenged can love

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/12/fedora_9/

First impressions of Fedora 9 with KDE 4

http://distrowatch.com/weekly.php?issue=20080512#feature

Have fun!

Rahul




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