Fedora 9 Alpha

Redhat already announced the Fedora 9 Alpha. So let try and see what new in this version.

This is pre-release software. The Fedora Project makes no guarantees as to its suitability or usefulness. All issues should be reported via the Red Hat Bugzilla.


Some highlights of Fedora 9 Alpha:

* GNOME 2.21 Development Release
* KDE 4.0
* Firefox 3 Beta 2
* Support for resizing ext2, ext3 and NTFS partitions during install
* Support for creating and installing to encrypted filesystems
* PackageKit
* Kernel 2.6.24


  • From: Jesse Keating
  • To: fedora-announce-list redhat com, fedora-devel-announce redhat com, fedora-test-list redhat com
  • Cc:
  • Subject: Announcing Fedora 9 Alpha
  • Date: Tue, 5 Feb 2008 10:25:25 -0500


A funny thing happened on the way into the office today, an Alpha release of Fedora 9 happened! The Alpha release provides the first opportunity for the wider community to become involved with the testing of Rawhide: representing a sanitised snapshot of Fedora’s development branch, which sees rapid changes and will become the next major release, it should boot on the majority of systems, providing both an opportunity to get a look at what new features will be included in the next release and also an opportunity to provide feedback and bug reports to help ensure that the next release is as good as possible

Sources : RedHat , Fedora



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  1. Just building a web page and have some images that will need resizing. I don’t wish to use the MS image editor that now would seem to be part of the MS Office package under the regime on my new Windows 7 personal computer – so wonder if any person knows of a uncomplicated non-MS software for re-jigging images ??

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