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Dan Williams has updated his blog with word of the NetworkManager 0.6 release. NetworkManager development began by Red Hat and was later transferred to GNOME. Some of the improvements to this latest NetworkManager advancement is WPA/WPA2 support, dial-up, improved VPN service support, and quite a few fixes. NetworkManager v0.6 should make its way into Rawhide today for Fedora Core 5. The purpose of NetworkManager is supposed to make Linux networking easier, especially when it comes to managing multiple wireless connections and is powered by DBUS and HAL.