Fedora 9 (Sulphur) is on earth…grab it!

Fedora 9 Launched

So after a long time, Fedora 9 (Sulphur) has been released. The version includes some must need features.

Here is the list..

  • This release features GNOME 2.22. GNOME now includes a webcam photo and video creation utility called Cheese, improved network filesystem support, a new international clock applet, Google Calendar support and custom email labels in Evolution, a new Remote Desktop Viewer, improved accessibility features, and PolicyKit integration.
  • KDE 4.0.3 is available with more upgraded features and overall its more stable.
  • NetworkManager 0.7 provides improved mobile broadband support, including GSM and CDMA devices, and now supports multiple devices and ad-hoc networking for sharing connections. To me its the best feature of Fedora9.
  • The Fedora installer, Anaconda, now supports partition resizing for ext2/3, NTFS filesystems, creating and installing to encrypted file systems, improved Rescue Mode with FirstAidKit, independent locations for the second stage installer and the software packages.
  • Live USB images now support persistence, so your data and setting changes will be preserved even after rebooting.
  • PackageKit, a new set of graphical and console tools, with a framework for cross-distribution software management, has replaced Pirut in this release of Fedora. The PackageKit graphical updater is available instead of Pup. Behind PackageKit, the performance of yum has been significantly improved.
  • Ext4, the next version of the mature and stable ext3 filesystem is available as a option in this release. Ext4 features better performance, higher storage capacity and several other new features.
  • This release of Fedora uses Upstart, an event-based replacement for the /sbin/init daemon.
  • Firefox 3 brings a number of major improvements including a native look and feel, desktop integration, the new Places replacement for bookmarks, and a re-worked address bar.
  • The completely free and open source Java environment OpenJDK 6 is installed by default.
  • OpenOffice.org 2.4, with many new features, is available as part of Fedora 9.
  • Fedora now includes Perl 5.10.0, which features a smaller memory footprint and other improvements.
  • Fedora now includes TeXLive to replace the older, unmaintained TeX distribution.
  • Fedora 9 features a 2.6.25 based kernel.
  • And definitely Fedora 9 is much more stable than Fedora 8.
To see the detailed release note, click here. To grab your Fedora 9, please visit Get Fedora
So start enjoying the new Sulphar….
Source: http://fedoraproject.org