Fedora 9: Leading Edge or Bleeding Edge?
May 21, 2008, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)
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"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..."