Updating fedora 8 to 9
Fedora 9 has also adopted Canonical's Upstart as a replacement for System V's init scripts, resulting -- among other things -- in a somewhat faster boot and shutdown, with the promise of more enhancements to come.
Other speed increases come courtesy of Xorg 1.4 and X Server 1.5, which together improve the performance of the X Window System.
Behind the scenes, Fedora 9 boasts a number of modifications that average users may not observe, but that may still have a major effect on their computing.
Probably the most noticeable changes for everyday computing are in the Network Manager, which now supports multiple active network devices as well as what the release notes summary describe as "ad-hoc support for wireless" -- which appears to mean automatic detection of wireless devices without the need to configure them specifically.After installation, Fedora 9 opens a default desktop with New Age tie-dye wallpaper.The selection of standard software is more cutting edge than in earlier versions of Fedora, perhaps due as much to accidents of timing in various project releases than any deliberate policy choice.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.