Fedora 9 Preview Review

Rahul Sundaram sundaram at fedoraproject.org
Sun Apr 20 23:47:06 UTC 2008



"One new feature that I am excited about is the LiveUSB with persistant 
data. While the ability to create a LiveUSB stick from the LiveCD media 
has been a feature of Fedora for a while, the ability to have persitant 
data is new. For more info on that, see the interview with Jeremy Katz 
in Red Hat Magazine. I originally thought that the persistant data 
feature was only for user data but as it turns out it applies to the 
complete system... so not only can you store your documents... but you 
can also install updates, new applications, create accounts, and save 
settings. There is nothing special you have to do... it works just like 
a hard drive would."

"This is the first release of FreeIPA so it currently isn't feature 
complete but they do have a roadmap. This sounds a lot like a Linux 
alterative to Microsoft's Active Directory although it is NOT trying to 
be a clone of Active Directory. As you would expect it is powered by a 
number of server applications including Fedora Directory Server"


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