I am really pleased to note that Fedora 9 (esp the LiveCD) works off the bat with the Huawei E169 USB broaband device. I have just subscribed to the mobile broadband with SingTel for about S$15 a month for 50GB traffic “1000” plan. I just plugged the USB dongle into the machine (both a laptop and a desktop), and NetworkManager showed up an entry “GSM Network” “Auto GSM network connection”. Clicking on it, a few swirls later, viola, am on the network. Nothing to be done and all things just work. Excellent work developers!
A note about the Huawei E169 USB dongle: it has a micro SD slot and came with a 1GB memory card. I think it will be cool to be able to load a F9 live USB image into that 1GB card and use whole deal on any machine! Sweet!