Fedora 28 Now Generally Available

Fedora 28 Now Generally Available

On May 1, 2018 The Fedora Project, released Fedora 28, the latest version of the open source operating system. You are able to download Fedora 28 Server, Fedora 28 Workstation and Fedora 28 Atomic Host (Fedora Atomic is a platform for your Linux-Docker-Kubernetes (LDK) application stack. Already a Fedora user and looking to get started right away, there is a great post on the Fedora Magazine site – Upgrading Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 to help.

One of the new features is a modular repository, this will allow you to choose between different versions of software that you need for your software. Not sure this is something I’ll need as I am not a developer but good to know that it exists. If other distros do this already let me know in the comments below.

A new feature in Fedora workstation, allowing you to include some third-party software repositories. A couple that have been highlighted are:

  • Google Chrome, the web browser from Google (google-chrome.repo)
  • NVIDIA’s proprietary graphics drivers (rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver.repo)

For those of us that run virtualization software on our workstations like VirtualBox, Fedora 28 has added ‘VirtualBox Guest Additions’ now as default. Guest drivers and guest additions are now part of the default installation and any installation of Fedora Workstation as a guest on VirtualBox will have the ‘Guest Additions’ features working out-of-the-box.

Fedora 28 Workstation features GNOME 3.28 as the default desktop environment. Thunderbolt 3 connectors are supported, and new power saving features will provide extended battery for your notebook’s daily use.

If you have a unique use case for running Fedora 28 – did you know Fedora Labs is a selection of curated bundles of purpose-driven software and content as curated and maintained by members of the Fedora Community. For example if you are into astronomy, robotics or security you can download a version purpose built.

Fedora 28 Atomic Host also includes Kubernetes 1.9, which adds a host of new and innovative features for orchestrating container-native workloads.

Fedora 28 is available now for download.

Have you already downloaded and installed Fedora 28? Are you enjoying it? Is it running on bare metal as your primary machine or are you running it as a virtual machine? Let me know if the comments below and thanks for reading!

 

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