Fedora 9 Linux postponed, but new preview is available
The Fedora Project has released a "preview" version of the Fedora 9 Linux distribution for download via Bittorrent. Shortly beforehand, the Project had adjusted the timetable for Fedora 9 and the Linux distribution is now scheduled for release on May 13, two weeks later than originally planned. This decision was made to give the developers more time for correcting flaws, after first the beta version and now the preview version, were completed behind schedule.
Delays shortly before the completion of a new version of Fedora have almost become a tradition and have occurred with most of the new editions of Fedora in the last few years. While the Linux distribution's list of features was complete in the beta version, the Project's wiki has now also classified all the major new features as "complete". However, the preview version still contains beta versions of some of the elements – among them a preliminary version of the Linux kernel, which differs only slightly from the recently published kernel version 2.6.25. The update is already in progress and will shortly become available for the preview version via the Rawhide development branch, which is updated on a daily basis. Release Candidate 1 is scheduled for next week and is to include both corrections and the final version of the 2.6.25 kernel.