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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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Gorilla 10 May
i'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
damarrin 10 May
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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/


Last edited by damarrin on 10 May 2022 at 3:17 pm UTC
drlamb 10 May
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
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
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
Quoting: Gorillai'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.


Last edited by mr-victory on 10 May 2022 at 3:37 pm UTC
chowder 10 May
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Been using the 36 beta for awhile. Welcome everyone else who is upgrading. Lol 😂
slembcke 10 May
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Quoting: chowderBeen 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.
chowder 10 May
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Quoting: slembcke
Quoting: chowderBeen 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.

Same was switching from Manjaro, and was like might as well. YOLO 😂🤣 I did have some issues with Gnome not displaying any text after suspending, but that's gone after an Nvidia update.
slaapliedje 10 May
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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...
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