Want to push the limits of Linux? Are you excited about the idea of running the latest open source software? Next, you’ll want to run the latest version of Red Hat from its Linux community, Fedora 35.
Yes, it took a little longer than expected to happen this time around, but as Fedora Project Manager Matthew Miller wrote: blocking the bugs. “Amen!
Here’s what the latest Fedora brings to the table:
GNOME 41 for the Fedora Workstation default desktop. GNOME 41 makes changes to multitasking in GNOME with a new remote desktop client, a Mobile Settings panel to manage mobile network connections, and other performance improvements. Additionally, the horizontal workflow introduced in GNOME 40 has new enhancements designed for ease of use.
Improved third-party application support, making it easier to install selected third-party software through Flathub, the Flatpak-based Linux application store. With it, you can easily install programs like Zoom, Minecraft, Bitwarden and other popular apps available. You can, of course, still install programs with RPM.
The addition of the Fedora Kinoite spin. Similar to Fedora Silverblue, Fedora Kinoite presents the KDE Plasma desktop in an immutable desktop offering that uses RPM-OStree and a container-centric workflow.
Improved support for NVIDIA under Wayland. This adds support for NVIDIA drivers with XWayland, allowing users who want to run applications that do not have native Wayland support to still have 3D support under NVIDIA drivers.
Remote Desktop Support: If you are using other offices far away from your PC, you will appreciate Connections new VNC and RDP based remote desktop client.
Its improved. In Fedora Linux 34, developers have moved to the far superior PipeWire. Now, on top of that, you use the new WirePlumber session manager. WirePlumber allows you to customize your audio and video policy and rules.
If you’re not picky about using only pure Fedora software, its third-party repositories are now immediately available. When you enable these repositories, you can get selected Flathub apps with the filtered Flathub remote. This makes it easy to access an organized list of apps that won’t cause Fedora legal or other problems, doesn’t overlap with Fedora Flatpaks, and performs reasonably well. Or if you want, you can still get the full set of Flathub apps by adding the Flathub remote.
For developers, as usual, Fedora 35 includes new programming languages and system library packages. These include LLVM 13, an update to the GNU Toolchain; Python 3.10; Perl 5.34; PHP 8.0; and many more.
For those who use Fedora for more than a developer platform, the Fedora family of servers also have improvements. For example, Fedora 35 Cloud images will now have hybrid BIOS + UEFI boot media. With this update, if UEFI doesn’t work for you, you have legacy BIOS support that you can fall back on.
Btrfs is now the default file system for Fedora Cloud. The big advantage here is that you can take advantage of transparent compression to save file system space.
Put it all together and as Miller says, “With Fedora 35, the Fedora project continues towards our vision of a world where everyone benefits from free and open source software built by inclusive, welcoming and open-minded communities. We prioritize bringing the latest Linux innovation to our users. This latest release is focused on refining features and supporting improved performance and an even better user experience – helping to bridge the gap between new users. and experts.
Ready to try it? You can download Fedora and install it on a new machine or virtual machine (VM). Or, if you are already a Fedora user, you can run the latest version by updating your current Fedora.