Fedora 28 and its enhancement for laptops has already been released

fedora 28

Matthew Miller Fedora project leader together with his development team are pleased to announce the new version from your system, reaching your version Fedora 28 with which it brings us very good news, as well as several security updates and correction of various errors.

Fedora without a doubt I know has gained a great reputation in recent years for being at the forefront of Linux development, as its development team and the distribution have been great precursors of the innovations in Linux, since they have influenced other distributions.

What's new in Fedora 28

Among the main features that we can highlight of this new version we find is support for Thunderbolt 3 connections and in particular the handling of the associated safety regulations.

Also another important implementation in Fedora 28 is the new modular repository which allows us to choose between the different versions of NodeJS and Django software.

On the other hand, in Fedora 28 it has been done the integration of Guest Additions for Virtualbox in the Linux Kernel, which they mean by this is that the interaction between the guest and the host system should now run smoothly from scratch.

Previously, users of Fedora guest systems had to manually install these guest additions.

Easy installation from third party sources

The guys at Fedora understand that the high demand they have for the inclusion of Software that goes against their philosophy, which is why made the decision to make the system more user-friendly for end users, but without giving up the exclusive focus on free software. Therefore, Fedora 28 greatly simplifies third-party source integration.

With which now the process that took place for several years where we had to resort to the command line to add third-party repositories to Fedora.

In this version it becomes easier because some of them can now be activated with a single clickAmong which we find as allowed within this new feature are the RPM Fusion, the Google repository for Google Chrome, PyCharm, Python IDE for professional JetBrains developers, the NVIDIA graphics drivers and the Steam client.

We can see this when we run the Gnome software center for the first time an alert bar asks about enabling third-party repositories.

Fedora-28 Applications

Laptop battery improvements

Battery life has put special emphasis on optimizations in the current development cycle. For example, Fedora 28 promises significantly longer battery life compared to the default installation of previous versions

Battery life on laptops running Fedora Workstation has been improved with several hardware power saving features that are now enabled by default.

These improvements include a new default SATA link power management policy on all Intel mobile chipsets. This policy sets the SATA link to a disk in low power mode when idle, saving approximately 1.0-1.5 watts of power on an idle laptop. Additionally, Intel HDA codec power saving is enabled by default with a 1 second timeout, saving approximately 0.4 watts of power on an idle laptop.

At least for individual laptops, These improvements should be remarkable, since a saving of around 30 percent is estimated.

Finally, USB auto-suspend for USB Bluetooth receivers is enabled by default, saving about 0.4 watts of power on an idle laptop.

Download Fedora 28

Finally, if you want to try this new version of Fedora or install it on your computer, We must go to the official website of the distro and its download section we will get the link to download it, remember that Fedora also has alternative flavors known as Spins.


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  1.   pepper said

    Thanks from Spain, David. Very interesting