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The Fedora 36 release notes summarize the most important new features and changes.

Workstation Fedora 36 (pre-release)

Fedora Linux is always the first to accept and advance new technologies and features in the Linux operating system space. New features, current updates, and embracing new essential technological developments have made Fedora 36 an exciting new version.

More Wayland adaption in essential use cases, some under the hood upgrades that aid casual workstation users, developers and business users, new desktop environments apps and an enhanced toolchain for your projects are all included in this latest edition.

On March 29, 2022, Fedora 36 will go into beta testing. Final release date is set on April 14, 2022, and a yes/no decision will be made. The last release of Fedora 36 is scheduled on May 10, 2022.

New Features in Fedora 36

GNOME 42 and the Linux Kernel The Linux Kernel 5.17 is at the heart of Fedora 36. By the end of March, this Kernel version will be published and will be picked up by Fedora 36 for the final release of Fedora 36. New hardware stack support for CPUs, GPUs, storage, and networking is included in Linux Kernel 5.17, as are various Kernel level enhancements. Details on Linux Kernel 5.17 may be found here in our regular coverage. For desktop users, this version brings GNOME 42 for its workstation edition, which has been a long time coming. New features in GNOME 42 include improved performance in Mutter and GNOME Shell, as well as new apps and packages that use libadwaita version 1.0. This includes a new screenshot tool and text editor, which you can read about in our regular coverage of GNOME 42 at [New features in GNOME 42]. Changes Throughout the Entire System Noto Font will replace DejaVu typefaces as the standard. Text rendering will be more uniform throughout the desktop as a result of this. This means that instead of dejavu*, the Google-Noto-Sans packages will be installed by default. During an upgrade, Fedora 36 will no longer install anything but the specified dependencies. This indicates that if the dependant package hasn’t been installed before, it won’t be installed during future upgrades of the package. java-11-openjdk has been bumped to java-17-openjdk in this release. Today, the Fedora system’s RPM package database is housed at /var. This release sees it relocated to /usr. OpenSUSE and Fedora are both rpm-ostree based distributions, and the key reason for this is to maintain compatibility (Kinoite, Silverblue, etc.) Wayland has been made the default session with NVIDIA’s proprietary driver in this version. Since Fedora 22’s release, the Wayland session has been set as the default, although this is not the case while using the NVIDIA proprietary driver. This is no longer the case. Wayland is installed by default on NVIDIA-based systems when Fedora 36 is installed, and you may choose between the open-source nouveau and the Xorg session upon logging in. Fedora 36 introduces Wayland as the default desktop environment for SDDM-based distributions, such as Fedora KDE Spin and Kinoite. Wayland-based SDDM greeter is now available with these spins. Fedora Workstations have a substantially larger number of single-user installs than Fedora Servers. When it comes to this scenario, Fedora 36 makes the single-user administrator throughout the installation process. The Anaconda installation GUI now automatically picks the option. The messages displayed in the console have undergone a little but significant transformation thanks to the systemd console messages. Until recently, the only information displayed in systemd messages was the description of the systemd unit (e.g. Network Manager). The unit name (e.g. NetworkManager.service) will now appear alongside the description. Environments for the desktop With this release, Fedora’s official distributions receive their most recent stable versions. The following is a list of the current desktop environments.

KDE Plasma 5.24, Xfce 4.16, LxQt 1.0.0, GNOME 42 Fedora 36 also includes updates for Firefox, LibreOffice, and a number of other programs and libraries.

Percentage of PHP The OpenJDK 17 version of Ruby on Rails In Django 4.0.4, glibc 2.35 was used. The latest version of Golang is 1.18 Ruby 3.1, OpenSSL 3.0, and Ansible 5 Mozilla Firefox 100 Wallpapers for LibreOffice 7.3 With each new Fedora version, a brand new “time of the day” wallpaper is included by default. And it’s no different in this iteration. For this iteration, the following wallpapers were selected after much discussion and testing. Trees, sky, light, and water all figure in the abstract natural scenes in this collection. If you’d want a high-resolution version of them, go no further than this collection.

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