The Fedora team announced the release of Fedora Linux 39 yesterday November 7th, bringing with it GNOME 45 and a ton of other improvements for one of the most popular desktop Linux distributions.
It's not all about GNOME though as there's upgraded flavours of Fedora that come with KDE Plasma Desktop, Xfce, Cinnamon, and others. There's even the fancy newer Fedora Onyx, an immutable desktop featuring the Budgie desktop. Coming with Linux kernel 6.5 and Mesa 23.2.1 supporting plenty of newer hardware for the best experience.
Here you can expect probably the best GNOME experience, since it is their flagship desktop and they keep a pretty tight ship with the upstream GNOME project. GNOME 45 brings with it numerous new features like the Activities Indicator, fast searching, a Camera Usage Indicator, a new image viewer, a new camera app, improved settings, various Flatpak and Wayland improvements and much much more. Pretty much the vast majority of actual user-facing changes are from GNOME 45.
Other updates to the software includes GCC 13.2, Binutils 2.40, glibc 2.38, GDB 13.2, RPM 4.19, Python 3.12 and Rust 1.73.
Grab it from the Fedora Website.
Are you upgrading? How did it go?