Alternatively, you can create a bootable USB flash drive -- an option that, starting in Fedora 9, includes the ability to store your own data and permanently alter the installation.
Behind the scenes, Fedora 9 boasts a number of modifications that average users may not observe, but that may still have a major effect on their computing.
Pulse Audio, which was an installable option in Fedora 8, is now a standard in the configuration dialogs, offering more sophisticated sound than earlier alternatives such as ALSA and OSS.
If none of these choices suits you, you can create your own install image using Revisor.
With Fedora 9, you also have the option of using live-usb-creator from Windows to create a live flash drive.
After installation, Fedora 9 opens a default desktop with New Age tie-dye wallpaper.
The selection of standard software is more cutting edge than in earlier versions of Fedora, perhaps due as much to accidents of timing in various project releases than any deliberate policy choice.
The most controversial change in Fedora 9 is the replacement of the Pirut front end for Yum and the Pup updater with Package Kit, an application intended to provide a universal front end for all package systems.
Although Package Kit is not intended to allow you to install a mixture of . RPM packages on the same system, or convert packages from one format to another, the advantages of a common interface are obvious.
With Fedora 9, the Fedora project continues its tradition of being the most innovative major distribution, combining new applications from other distributions as well as its own inventions.