It took a while, but it didn’t fail. The final version of Fedora 37 it should have arrived in October, but an OpenSSL flaw caused the distribution to be delayed. Finally, she is among us. Kernel Linux 6.0, Gnome 43 desktop environment and improved support for Raspberry Pi 4 boards are the main new features.
If you want to use the distribution on a personal computer, you should download Fedora Workstation, a variation focused precisely on the desktop experience.
Thanks to Gnome 43, Fedora 37 for the desktop improves the performance and appearance of the applications that come with the environment. That’s because they were migrated to the latest version of GTK (development kit for graphical user interfaces).
A security panel that provides more details about the machine’s hardware, a renewed quick settings menu and improved support for web applications are part of the other new features provided by Gnome 43.
If you don’t like Gnome, that’s fine. The distribution offers alternatives based on environments like KDE Plasma, Xfce and Cinnamon. are the edits Fedora Linux Spins🇧🇷
Linux 6.0, Raspberry Pi 4 and more
The project’s developers also point out that, from now on, the distribution has official support for Raspberry Pi 4 devices. This means that even graphics acceleration can work with these cards.
Pipewire (component that enhances video and audio playback) and Mesa graphics drivers also appear here.
As usual, Fedora 37 comes with new versions of pre-installed tools. In the development category, for example, some of the news are Python 3.11, Golang 1.19, glibc 2.36 and LLVM 15.
Incidentally, it was one of the pre-installed features that made the release of the distribution delay. The intention was to release Fedora 37 in October. However, the maintainers decided to delay the release to prevent the distribution from being released with a critical flaw that affected OpenSSL (now fixed).
Fedora 37: where to download
For those who already use the distribution, just look for the update tool to download the new version. For those who want to do an installation from scratch, the easiest way is download Fedora 37 from the official site🇧🇷
Note that, in addition to the Workstation edition, you will find the Server (for server) and IoT (for IoT projects) variations there.
There are also two new options: Fedora Cloud (for cloud serving) and Fedora CoreOS (minimal features, for container-based workloads).