Fedora 36, ​​the Linux-based operating system, is available with GNOME 42, bringing improvements for system administrators


Matthew Miller, Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat and Fedora Project Lead, announced on May 6th the release of the Linux-based operating system Fedora Linux 36. Today I’m happy to share the fruit of the work of thousands of Fedora project contributors: our latest release, Fedora Linux 36, is here,” said Matthew Miller. This version focuses on the desktop and is particularly aimed at system administrators.

Fedora Workstation offers the latest version of GNOME: GNOME 42, Fedora Workstation focuses on the desktop and is particularly aimed at users who want to experience a Linux operating system that just works.

Remember that GNOME is a free desktop environment and is used by default in several Linux distributions such as Ubuntu, Manjaro Linux and Fedora. The aim is to make the use of the GNU operating system accessible to as many people as possible; This interface is currently popular on GNU/Linux systems and also works on most UNIX-like systems.

When I write these announcements, I usually talk about some of the big technical changes in the release. This time I wanted to focus on the community that makes these changes possible. Fedora is not just a group of people working in isolation – we are friends. In fact, it’s one of our four foundations, says Matthew Miller.

We’ve worked hard over the years to make Fedora an inclusive and welcoming community. We want to be a place where experienced contributors and newcomers can work together. Just as we want Fedora Linux to be a distro that appeals to both longtime users and newcomers alike, he continues.

Desktop improvements

Focused on the desktop, Fedora Workstation is specifically aimed at users who want to experience a Linux operating system that “just works”. As usual, Fedora Workstation features the latest version of GNOME: GNOME 42. Although there is no complete answer to life, the universe and everything, GNOME 42 brings many improvements.

Many applications have been ported to GTK 4 to improve design and performance. And two new applications appear in GNOME 42: the Text Editor and the Console. Text Editor is the new default text editor and Console is available in the repositories.

When using NVIDIA’s proprietary graphics driver, desktop sessions now use the Wayland protocol by default. This allows you to take advantage of hardware acceleration while using the modern desktop composer.

In addition to editions, Fedora Spins and Labs target a variety of audiences and use cases, including Fedora Comp Neuro, which provides tools for computational neuroscience, and desktop environments such as Fedora LXQt, which provides a lightweight desktop with alternative architectures: ARM AArch64, Power and S390x.

Improvements for system administrators

Most of the work is done by professional contributors, mostly Red Hat contributors like Matthew Miller, who joined Red Hat in 2012 after 15 years as a sysadmin at major universities and works as part of the Platform Architects team, focusing primarily on Fedora Cloud concentrated.

Fedora Linux 36 includes the latest version of Ansible. Ansible 5 divides the “engine” into an Ansible core package and collection packages. This makes maintenance easier and allows you to download only the collections you need.

Starting with Fedora Server 36, Cockpit offers a module for provisioning and ongoing management of NFS and Samba shares. This allows administrators to manage network file shares through the Cockpit web interface, which is used to configure other server attributes.

Other updates

Whichever variant of Fedora Linux you use, you benefit from the latest that the open source world has to offer. Podman 4.0 is fully released for the first time in Fedora Linux 36. Podman 4.0 features a large number of changes and a brand new network stack. It also brings API changes that are incompatible with previous versions, so read the original documentation carefully.

In keeping with the “First” foundation, the Fedora development team has updated key programming language packs and system libraries, including Ruby 3.1, Golang 1.18, and PHP 8.1.

Fedora Editions are targeted releases targeting specific flagship applications on the desktop, server, cloud, and IoT environments.

Fedora workstation

Fedora Workstation is an operating system for desktops and laptops with a set of tools for developers and creators. GNOME is designed with developer feedback in mind. With Fedora Workstation, it is possible to launch virtual machines to test code on multiple platforms, containerize applications, or directly deploy containerized applications with built-in Open Container Initiative (OCI) image support.

Fedora IoT

Fedora IoT provides a trusted platform as a solid foundation for Internet of Things ecosystems. It uses OTree technology to provide an immutable operating system with atomic updates. With the Greenboot Health Check Framework for systemd, administrators can ensure that the system boots in the expected state.

IoT devices use a wide range of hardware, and with Fedora IoT, your software will run on any device without major changes. Fedora IoT was developed for x86_64, aarch64 and armhfp processors in the same way with the same versions on all architectures.

fedora server

Fedora Server is a flexible operating system that includes key data center technologies. It offers control over all infrastructure and services.

Source: Fedora

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See also:

Linus Torvalds announces the availability of Linux kernel version 5.15, it brings a new implementation of NTFS, a new SMB3 server, Btrfs support for fs-verity mapping

GNOME 41, the desktop environment used by default in several Linux distributions, is available, brings many fixes, improvements and works with 2G, 3G, 4G modems

Fedora 34 beta is available, it uses GNOME 40 as the default desktop environment and brings transparent Btrfs filesystem compression

Ubuntu makes Flutter the default choice for future desktop applications, Canonical wants to bet on the future of the free and open source UI development framework offered by Google

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