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Fedora 13 Spotlight Feature: NetworkManager Gets Even More Connected

Apr 21, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])

"As with previous Fedora releases, we'll once again be highlighting some of the new and improved features in a series of blogs leading up to our latest release, Fedora 13, anticipated in mid-May. First up on our list is NetworkManager.

"NetworkManager is used by most modern Linux distributions – not just Fedora – to help users get online quickly and easily. But did you know that NetworkManager was created by a Red Hat engineer? And that it got its start in Fedora?

"NetworkManager started in 2005 as the brainchild of Red Hat developer Dan Williams, as his answer to the challenge of making networking in Linux simple and painless for users. NetworkManager rapidly grew from primarily being a wireless helper into a full-featured solution that was still simple and elegant enough to meet the needs of desktop users. This evolution happened as a result of the Fedora community embracing this new idea and helping to nurture it through a process of testing and refinement. Fedora's success as a community-powered R&D lab for new ideas has resulted in many technologies that are essential parts of the modern Linux desktop, NetworkManager being just one example."

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