Fedora 21 has just been released, featuring the latest stable GNOME 3.14 along with other interesting changes.
With this release, Fedora is available in three flavors: server, cloud and workstation and below, we'll take a quick look at what's new in Fedora 21 Workstation.
Fedora 21 Workstation ships with GNOME 3.14 which, compared to GNOME 3.10 that was available with Fedora 20, includes many changes for both GNOME Shell and the core GNOME applications:
Here are a few GNOME 3.14 screenshots taken under the latest Fedora 21 Workstation:
Fedora 21 Workstation ships with LibreOffice 188.8.131.52, Firefox 33.1 (but Firefox 34 is available as an update), Empathy 3.12.7, Rhythmbox 3.1.1, Transmission 2.84, Shotwell 0.20.2 and of course, the core GNOME apps (Nautilus, Gedit, etc.), on top of GNOME Shell 3.14.2 and GTK 3.14.5.
Under the hood, Fedora 21 uses Linux kernel 3.17.4, systemd 216, Mesa 10.3.3 and Xorg Server 1.16.1.
With Fedora 21, there are a few new default applications. GNOME Weather, Boxes and Bijiben, which were missing from the default Fedora 20 installation, are now available by default with Fedora 21:
Also, DevAssistant is installed by default with Fedora 21 Workstation. This is a tool which can help create and set up basic projects in various languages, install dependencies, set up environments, etc.:
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Before installing Fedora 21, make sure you check out the common bugs list and the official release notes.
And as usual, you can use Fedy (previously Fedora Utils) to tweak various Fedora settings and easily install codecs, Java and other applications (note that some apps provided by Fedy may not be available for Fedora 21 yet, because its repository needs to be updated and the OpenSUSE Build Service, which Fedy uses under the hood, doesn't support Fedora 21 yet).
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