Is It Worth Installing F9 Alpha?

Andrew Farris lordmorgul at
Sun Mar 9 02:13:39 UTC 2008

greg wrote:
> On Sat, 2008-03-08 at 20:56 -0500, Robert L Cochran wrote:
>> I downloaded the DVD iso of Fedora 9 Alpha some time ago. Is it still
>> worth installing and then updating, or should I wait for a "beta"
>> release...or will updating effectively give me the beta?
>> Thanks
>> Bob Cochran
>> Greenbelt, Maryland, USA
> i'd wait for the beta if not the Release candidate .. its pretty close
> to the finish of the Alpha anyway, an things will more than likely
> change in the Beta, can update to the beta once you install the
> Alpha but its prefered to make a clean install, that way no traces of
> Bugs from the alpha is left behind

And there are quite a few of them.  I'd suggest waiting for Beta as well.  Your 
other choice would be to do a network install, which your Alpha disk could let 
you do, but I would not just install the packages from the Alpha disk.. do the 
network install or wait.

Andrew Farris <lordmorgul at>
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