The latest release is sure to please serious Linux tinkerers, with new minimal CoreOS and Cloud editions, plus the new GNOME 43 desktop.
The Fedora project has announced the release of Version 37 of the Linux distribution.
What’s New in Fedora 37?
“Today I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of Fedora Project contributors: the Fedora Linux 37 release is here! Let’s see what the latest release brings you,” Fedora project manager and distinguished engineer at Red Hat, Matthew Miller said in a Fedora Magazine blog post announcing the new release.
Two new editions make their debut with Fedora 37. In addition to the Desktop and Server versions, a minimal CoreOS version is now available. This version is intended for containers, standardizing an environment that can be deployed on cloud servers. All of these are available from the Fedora home page.
The Fedora Cloud edition is a complete image available to deploy immediately. Admins can now deploy prebuilt images using public cloud tools such as those from Amazon Web Services.
Fedora 37 Desktop Enhancements
Fedora 37 has also made some improvements on the desktop. The new version is based on GNOME 43, which was released in September 2022. This version aims to improve security by warning users about possible malware or device misconfiguration. Many of the included apps have also been rebuilt with the latest version of the GTK toolkit.
The language packs in Mozilla Firefox have also been split into their own packages to make the main Firefox package smaller.
Fedora 37 Aims for Developers
With its fast release cadence, Fedora 37 has continued with its appeal to developers. The availability of versions designed for cloud use and Internet of Things devices seems to position Fedora as a system for serious tech tinkerers. The official support for the Raspberry Pi appears to be evidence of this developer focus.
The more experimental Fedora complements Red Hat’s focus on the enterprise. This latest release should please the existing Fedora base of developers, and provide stiff competition for other Linux distros aimed at professional developers and hobbyists like Ubuntu or Arch.
Fedora Zooms Along With Version 37
Since its debut as a replacement for the consumer version of Red Hat Linux as the company transitioned to the enterprise, Fedora has become known for its inclusion of cutting-edge software. This has made it a distro of choice for Linux enthusiasts.