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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.
  • 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.

  • FreeIPA
    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.

  • 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. 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