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Fedora 9: Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge?

May 21, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"With Fedora 9, the Fedora project continues its tradition of being the most innovative major distribution, combining new applications from other distributions as well as its own inventions. However, in no other release has Fedora walked the line between leading edge and bleeding edge so precariously. At times, as with its updating of subsystems and its selection of desktop software, Fedora 9 manages to innovate without inconveniencing users. But, in other cases, most notably in the changes to package installation, the project has chosen innovation over usability.

"Like earlier releases, Fedora 9 offers a wealth of installation alternatives, and introduces some of its own..."

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