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My main system is finally running Fedora 9 (referred to as F9 from here on), admittedly I thought this day might not come. I normally switch to the latest Fedora version within a month of its release, which has been the case since Fedora(Core)4, the first version I used as a desktop OS. This wasn’t possible for me with F9 for a number of reasons.
At release, F9 was unusable (for my needs), and even a month later, it was still to under developed to deploy as my regular desktop OS. I think it’s fair to say F9 is the first “alpha” release since FC1, and a step backwards when measured against previous versions. With such a negative view of F9, one might ask why am I running it now? The answer has multiple parts.