Fedora 13 Spotlight Feature: NetworkManager Gets Even More Connected
Apr 21, 2010, 19:03 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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."