While checking the newly installed Fedora on your system you can simply experience the major change and ease of doing work on your system. One of the biggest difference is GNOME 3.22. It offers a very polished Linux desktop experience, it's shipping with the Linux 4.8 kernel, and all-around is just a very quality release.
You will also be pleased to find that Fedora 25 runs the SELinux (Security Enhanced Linux) kernel by default. While there aren’t as many noticeable changes to the average desktop user, SELinux helps keep malware or potentially malicious code in check.
What's New in Fedora 25?
Be ready to be burdened with number of goodies offered by Fedora 25. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation.
Best features of Fedora 25
The best feature of Fedora 25 is the default environment comes with courtesy of the GNOME community. They’ve put a great deal of effort into the newest 3.22 release. Examples of improvements include:
Wayland display server
The most distinctive feature that sets Fedora 25 apart from others is Wayland Display Server. It replaces the old legacy X11 display server by default. Its goal is to provide a smoother, richer experience when navigating Fedora Workstation. As it is new entrant in the list, so there may still be some bugs. But this newer display server is designed to keep up with the modern OS and hardware.
Fedora Media Writer
The new Fedora Media Writer makes it easier than ever to download and install Fedora Workstation. You can also use it to download and install other Fedora editions, Spins, or Labs. This tool helps you find and download the current Fedora release and write to removable media like a USB stick. You can then “test drive” the OS live. If you like the experience, you can then install Fedora to your system. While Live USB has been around for a while, the Fedora Media Writer is a highly polished and user-friendly experience.
Linux Kernel 4.8
For the first time, ever, the open-source AMD Linux driver stack supports overclocking and also
includes the support for NVIDIA Pascal architecture graphic cards. It also supports Intel virtual button, HDMI CEC etc. With the update, many security improvements also come bundled with it.
MP3 decoding support
This release includes a plugin for MP3 decoding such as playing music. If you play a MP3 file from your collection, GNOME Software detects it and helps you install the plugin.
For developers, Fedora 25 Workstation introduces improved Flatpak support. These enhancements now make it easier to install, update and remove Flatpak software. The improvements make this application packaging standard more user friendly.
Read more about Flatpak - Flatpak Review - Linux Apps For All Distros
Many other Fedora-wide changes and improvements are -
As with all new versions of Fedora, Fedora 25 also provides many bug fixes and tweaks to these underlying components including:
Download Fedora 25 Workstation
By all the testing on Fedora 25 we can conclude that it is quite a changed and a stable version which is worth a try. By the addition of GNOME, Wayland, Linux Kernel 4.8 it qualifies to be given a spin test.
Anyone who is already using Fedora as there daily driver should update as it provides lots of bug fixes and other additional features. Others who don’t use Fedora can give it a shot.
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