Updating fedora 8 to 9
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Between the beta and the final versions, the listing of wireless devices in Anaconda seems to have vanished, leaving installers in the uneasy position of not knowing which ones have been detected until they reboot into the new system.
That point aside, as in previous versions, Anaconda provides an installation that requires minimal choices for newcomers while providing the customization that experienced users may prefer.
At times, as with its updating of subsystems and its selection of desktop software, Fedora 9 manages to innovate without inconveniencing users.
However, the way that Fedora 9 has implemented the change is less than ideal.For one thing, neither Pirut nor Pup is in the Fedora 9 repository.Even more importantly, while the GNOME Package Kit interface divides packages into groups and displays filtered search results, it does not allow installation by groups or multiple selections.Like earlier releases, Fedora 9 offers a wealth of installation alternatives, and introduces some of its own.The download page offers 32- and 64-bit DVDs and CDs, and live media for both GNOME and KDE desktops.