After living in alpha form for a relatively short period of time, the ninth version of the popular Fedora Linux distribution code-named Sulphur has gone beta. Fedora 9 takes over where version 8 left off when launched past November, bringing a host of fixes, improvements, and updated components which include Gnome 2.2, KDE 4.0.2, and Firefox 3 beta 5.

As usual the main purpose of launching a beta release is to solve as many bugs as possible and Fedora 9 is no exception, but the development team promises it will give you a pretty good idea of how the final release will feel and look like. If you're interested, go visit Fedora's official site and download the package, be it via torrent or direct download.