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Fedora 9 Rawhide (2008-03-08)

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  • Fedora 9 Rawhide (2008-03-08)

    Phoronix: Fedora 9 Rawhide (2008-03-08)

    The beta release of Fedora 9 has been pushed back another week to March 20, because of stability issues, but to see the progress made by the Fedora / Red Hat developers we did a clean Rawhide installation. Some of the features that have been shaping up well for Fedora 9 include EXT4 file-system support, encrypted file-system support, Firefox 3.0 integration, GCC 4.3 support, enhanced NetworkManager capabilities with "out of the box" support mobile broadband (GSM/CDMA) devices, inclusion of PackageKit, and Upstart replacing SysVinit. Some of the packages currently making up Fedora 9 include GNOME 2.21.92, Linux 2.6.25 RC, X Server 1.5.0 RC 0, and 2.4.0. For your viewing pleasure, here are a few screenshots of the latest Fedora 9 Rawhide code as of today.

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    There is also a special graphics mode in the kernel on the absolute bleeding edge.


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      There is no Wesnoth 1.4 included in the package manager so far, so it is not interesting for me!

      Joke aside:
      The screenshots show that the theme is really good looking, and I *love* to see that a binary distribution is trying to keep up with the bleeding edge. This is a really good thing for users who not want to compile everything (aka Gentoo) or trust in Debian unstable/experimental. It is always good to have some alternatives and it looks like Fedora is currently really aiming to become *the* bleeding edge binary distribution. Good to see a development like this, even though I personally prefer source based distributions (running Gentoo "unstable" myself).