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Fedora Linux 36 is officially out now

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Fedora Linux 36 is officially out now, after a number of delays as the Fedora team don't like to rush things out when they're not ready. Here's what's new.

With their main desktop edition being Fedora Workstation which is now running GNOME 42, they tend to stick to plain vanilla GNOME and not make too many tweaks there. So there's no big extra special bells and whistles when it comes to Fedora releases that you wouldn't have seen in new versions of GNOME. Fedora's Matthew Miller mentions "Fedora Workstation focuses on the desktop, and in particular, it’s geared toward users who want a “just works” Linux operating system experience.".

Fedora continues it's "First" foundation to include all the latest software so expect tons of upgrades to everything. For NVIDIA users, be aware that Fedora 36 now defaults to Wayland. Hopefully you won't see too many issues but they seem to think it's stable enough. A curious one though, since NVIDIA requested the folks at Canonical to go back to X11 for Ubuntu 22.04.

You'll find with Fedora 36 the likes of Linux Kernel 5.17, Mesa 22.0 drivers and OpenSSL 3.0 and so it should work nicely with the latest hardware.

You can download it from the official Fedora website. Their various Spins were also updated for those of you who prefer KDE Plasma, Xfce, Cinnamon and more.

If you do plan an upgrade from 35 to 36, ensure you've run all your normal updates first, as some "very important upgrade-related bugs" have been solved.

Sometime over the next week I'll be doing the upgrade, hopefully it will go smoothly. As this will be likely my first full distro version upgrade ever when using Fedora.

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damarrin 10 May, 2022
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Just updated. First impressions aren't great, first it'd refuse to upgrade with the ever-amusing "no klass" message, then after rebooting left clicking with the touchpad didn't work.

Another reboot later and I can click, but gnote no longer syncs with a local dir. I know it's deprecated, time to move to the new notes program, but it's such a hassle, I was putting it off as long as I could.

The dark/light mode switch animation is nice, it's just like macos some 5 years ago.

Anyway, new release, yay! \o/


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drlamb 10 May, 2022
QuoteSometime over the next week I'll be doing the upgrade, hopefully it will go smoothly. As this will be likely my first full distro version upgrade ever when using Fedora.

Unlike Ubuntu, I've never had any issues with Fedora's upgrade procedure. I'm so confident with it that I haven't waited for the stable release to upgrade in years.
iWeaker4You 10 May, 2022
GNOME Files looks inconsistent, they would have implemented GTK 4 patches just like Ubuntu 22.04 did, so it doesn't look "out of tune"
Aeder 10 May, 2022
Quoting: damarrinJust updated. First impressions aren't great, first it'd refuse to upgrade with the ever-amusing "no klass" message, then after rebooting left clicking with the touchpad didn't work.

Another reboot later and I can click, but gnote no longer syncs with a local dir. I know it's deprecated, time to move to the new notes program, but it's such a hassle, I was putting it off as long as I could.

The dark/light mode switch animation is nice, it's just like macos some 5 years ago.

Anyway, new release, yay! \o/

Isn't the no klass error something that happens when you have propietary apps with crappy repositories?
mr-victory 10 May, 2022
Quoting: Guesti'm currently using the Nobara Project OS which is Fedora with extra's for gaming. It has being on 36 for a while with very little issues, hopefully this update will fix all of those :D
Can you list the issues you have? I also have Nobara 36 KDE installed.


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slembcke 10 May, 2022
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Quoting: GuestBeen using the 36 beta for awhile. Welcome everyone else who is upgrading. Lol 😂

Same... I figured "why not?" when I installed it as I thought it was due to be out officially in just a few days. It's been maybe a month now though?! Whoops, whatever. Good news is that I've had 0 problems, though I mostly used it for work/dev and not on my game machine.
slaapliedje 10 May, 2022
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Quoting: drlamb
QuoteSometime over the next week I'll be doing the upgrade, hopefully it will go smoothly. As this will be likely my first full distro version upgrade ever when using Fedora.

Unlike Ubuntu, I've never had any issues with Fedora's upgrade procedure. I'm so confident with it that I haven't waited for the stable release to upgrade in years.

Sure would be splendid if Fedora's upgrade actually would carry into RHEL and RHEL based distributions...
slaapliedje 10 May, 2022
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Quoting: Guesti'm currently using the Nobara Project OS which is Fedora with extra's for gaming. It has being on 36 for a while with very little issues, hopefully this update will fix all of those :D
Curious, what makes it more 'gaming' than Fedora? I'm considering something for my AtariVCS to get it to boot straight into either Steam BPM, or do the tweak so it's using the Steam Deck interface. But am wondering if I should just stick to Debian Sid, or install Fedora 36... I guess either doesn't matter as long as the kernel and mesa libraries are up to date for it. I usually stick to either or, as there aren't many Linux distros that support the Secure Boot out of the box.
Hooly 10 May, 2022
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Rebase worked without major issues (had to remove and later reinstall the RPMFusion repo and Nvidia driver).

New color schemes look nice, the new screenshot UI is very sweet, and dark mode works well.


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scirocco 10 May, 2022
I really like fedora, its getting really good, no more problems installing nvidia drivers. If I could figure out how to downgrade Nvidia driver to 495 I would use fedora instead of arch.
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