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Presto is cool

So far I’ve only noticed a few superficial differences between Fedora and Arch.  One of the cooler Fedora features is Presto.  Where Arch uses Pacman to as its package management system Fedora uses Yum.  Presto is an add-on to the Yum system that allows users to download only the changes to installed binaries.  For example today a new version of Libreoffice hit the Fedora repositories.  Where under Arch I would have had to download 99MB of files, but thanks to Presto only sending the changes I downloaded a total of 3 MB.  This is a great feature for those on slower connections or who are under monthly bandwidth caps.