The latest version is sure to please serious Linux tinkerers, with new CoreOS and Cloud minimal editions, as well as 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 thrilled to share the results of the hard work of thousands of contributors to the Fedora Project: Fedora Linux 37 release is here! Let’s see what the latest release brings you,” said Matthew, Fedora Project Manager and Distinguished Engineer at Red Hat. Miller said in a Fedora Magazine blog post announcing the new version.
Two new editions debut with Fedora 37. In addition to Desktop and Server versions, a minimal version of CoreOS is now available. This release is for containers, standardizing a deployable environment on cloud servers. All of these items are available from the Felt home page.
Fedora Cloud Edition is a full image available for immediate deployment. Administrators can now deploy pre-built images using public cloud tools such as those from Amazon Web Services.
Fedora 37 desktop enhancements
Fedora 37 also brought some improvements to 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 of possible malware or device misconfiguration. Many included applications have also been rebuilt with the latest version of the GTK toolkit.
Mozilla Firefox language packs have also been split into their own packages to reduce the size of the main Firefox package.
Fedora 37 targets developers
With its rapid release cadence, Fedora 37 continued to attract developers. The availability of builds designed for use in the cloud and Internet of Things devices seems to position Fedora as a system for serious tech do-it-yourselfers. The official Raspberry Pi support seems to be proof of this developer focus.
The more experimental Fedora complements Red Hat’s focus on the enterprise. This latest release should appeal to the existing Fedora developer base and provide stiff competition to other Linux distributions aimed at professional and hobbyist developers alike Ubuntu or Arch.
Fedora zooms with version 37
Since its beginnings as a replacement for the consumer version of Red Hat Linux during the transition from enterprise to enterprise, Fedora has become known for its inclusion of cutting-edge software. This has made it a distro of choice for Linux enthusiasts.