Fedora 9 beta Linux distro released

Fedora 9 beta is available for download today, with a final release scheduled for April 29. The latest version of the free (as in beer) cousin of Red Hat Linux comes with a number of major updates, including support for the latest versions of the KDE and GNOME desktop environments. Here are a few highlights:
One of the more noticeable improvements will be the fact that Fedora includes a new free Flash plugin for Firefox out of the box, so you'll be able to watch YouTube within seconds of booting up your system. You can find a complete list of changes in the Fedora 9 beta release notes.