Just posting a link from the upcoming Fedora version 5 notes. (FC5T3 as
The changes might be good to know for a user to make a decision when FC5
is released as to how to upgrade / install.
Major changes for people installing are xen, screensavers, menu
reconfiguration, a GUI search tool, a few applications that use mono, no
up2date program, a new package manager and GUI front end to yum.
Everything installs are no longer possible. The major components are now
in groups and part of the optional packages can be selected or not
selected through check marks. Some packages that were selectable in the
past may not be selectable from the menus though they are on the install
How usb devices are managed and items like names for the mounted media
using volume names for the mount points is different.
Suspend is available from the menus if your computer is capable of
suspending. Hibernate is not a menu choice but works as well from script
I did not notice any major application changes from FC4 to FC5.
Some changes are so slow, you don't notice them. Others are so fast,
they don't notice you.