Some good news for all of us Desktop Linux geeks, Fedora Core 9 is released!

Some highlights of Fedora 9 Beta:

  • GNOME 2.22, with new features like a helpful world time clock, better file system performance, security improvements, power management at the login screen, the ability to dynamically configure displays, better Bluetooth integration, improved podcast support, and many other enhancements
  • KDE 4.0.2, which includes a brand new desktop and panel with many new concepts, integrated desktop search, a brand new visual style called Oxygen, a new multimedia API called Phonon, and a new hardware integration framework called Solid – all integrated by Fedora’s KDE SIG
  • Firefox 3 Beta 5, featuring a native look and feel, desktop integration, the new Places that replaces bookmarks, and a reworked address bar
  • Support for resizing ext2, ext3 and NTFS partitions during install
  • Support for creating and installing to encrypted filesystems
  • PackageKit, a cross-distribution package management solution with a complete yum backend, designed to unify different distributions’ software management with the latest technologies
  • Kernel 2.6.25-rc5

Get the beta here!