The Fedora project has just released the latest version of its operating system, Fedora 38, with many exciting new features and updates. The new release boasts a fresh look and feel with a new website design that provides a foundation for bringing more of their websites together.
Fedora 38 New Spins
One of the most significant updates in Fedora 38 is the addition of several new Spins, which showcase different desktop environments. Budgie Desktop environment now has its spin, which aims to provide the best Budgie Desktop experience on top of Fedora Linux, the leading edge platform for developers and users alike.
For fans of tiling window managers, the Sway window manager now has its spin and rpm-ostree version known as “Sericea.” Sway uses the modern Wayland protocol and aims to be a drop-in replacement for the i3 window manager.
Fedora on Mobile devices
Another exciting update in Fedora 38 is introducing a Phosh image for mobile devices, a Wayland shell for mobile devices based on Gnome. It is an early effort from the Mobility SIG, and they welcome contributions from the community.
Fedora Workstation, which focuses on the desktop experience, features the latest GNOME release, GNOME 44, including a new lock screen, a “background apps” section on the quick menu, and improvements to accessibility settings.
Faster power off
The default timeout when services shut down has been shortened in this release, which helps your system power off faster.
What’s new for devs?
Microdnf, the lighter-weight version of the default package manager, has been replaced by
dnf5 in Fedora 38.
dnf5 brings performance improvements, a smaller memory footprint, and a new daemon that can provide an alternative to
For mainframe admins, the minimal architecture level for IBM Z hardware has been increased to
z13. This enables users to benefit from the new features of that platform and get better CPU performance.
The new release also has stricter compiler flags that protect against buffer overflows, making it more secure for users. Also, packages are now built with the Sequoia-based OpenPGP parser instead of rpm’s implementation.
Fedora 38 is a great platform for developers looking to improve Linux application performance, as it now features the framer pointers built into official packages. The new release has updated key programming language and system library packages, including
PHP 8.2, and many more.
Fedora 38 is an excellent release with significant improvements in terms of security, desktop experience, mobile device support, and many other updates. If you’re already running Fedora Linux, you can follow the easy upgrade instructions, and if you’re new to Fedora, go to the Fedora website and download it now to experience the latest and greatest in the world of Linux.