While Fedora leader Paul Frields says that adding a version of Ubuntu's Wubi remains a future possibility, the live-usb-creator seems a simpler alternative, especially as the result lacks most of the speed problems of a live CD.
However, in no other release has Fedora walked the line between leading edge and bleeding edge so precariously.
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.
Between the beta and the final versions, the listing of wireless devices in Anaconda seems to have vanished, leaving installers in the uneasy position of not knowing which ones have been detected until they reboot into the new system.
That point aside, as in previous versions, Anaconda provides an installation that requires minimal choices for newcomers while providing the customization that experienced users may prefer.To this mix, Fedora 9 adds only a few minor enhancements in applications, such as a redesigned Screen Resolution dialog and SE Linux policies for browsers and extensions.