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- 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 in the KDE Live image as well as the regular DVD.
- Xfce 4.4.2 is available as part of this release.
- 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. It is now enabled by default on installations from
DVD, CD, the network, and Live images.
- 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. A redesigned, larger netboot.iso image now
features a second stage installer partly for this reason.
- Live USB images now support persistence, so your data and setting changes will be preserved even after rebooting.
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.
makes managing auditing, identity and policy processes easier by
providing web-based and command line provisioning, and administration
tools to ease system administration. FreeIPA combines the power of the
Fedora Directory Server with FreeRADIUS, MIT Kerberos, NTP and DNS to
provide an easy, out of the box solution.
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.
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. IcedTea 7,
derived from OpenJDK 1.7, is no longer the default. IcedTea includes a
browser plug-in based on GCJ, and is available for both x86 and x86_64
architectures. GCJ is still the default on PPC architecture.
- 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.
- Kernel crashes can be more automatically reported to http://www.kerneloops.org/
and diagnosed in a friendly way via the kerneloops package installed by
default. Crash signatures are commonly referred to as oopses in Linux.
- Work on the start-up and shutdown in X has yielded noticeable improvements
- Details for Fedora-9-i386-CDs