[PLUG] Announcing Fedora 9 Alpha

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Tue Feb 5 21:52:15 IST 2008



The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider
community to become involved with the testing of Rawhide: representing
a sanitized snapshot of Fedora's development branch, which sees rapid
changes and will become the next major release, it should boot on the
majority of systems, providing both an opportunity to get a look at
what new features will be included in the next release and also an
opportunity to provide feedback and bug reports to help ensure that the
next release is as good as possible.

Some major highlights of Fedora 9 Alpha include

  * Support for resizing ext2,ext3 and NTFS partitions during installation

  * Support for creating and installing to encrypted filesystems

  * Faster and more efficient yum dependency resolver

  * PackageKit

  * FreeIPA, an integrated solution combining Linux, Fedora Directory 
Server, FreeRADIUS, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS and providing web and 
commandline provisioning and administration tools.

  * GNOME 2.21 Development Release

  * KDE 4.0

  * Firefox 3 Beta 2

  * Kernel 2.6.24

.. and many more.


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