Fedora 34 arrives after a week of delay with GNOME 40 as its main attraction

Fedora 34

Last Thursday, April 22, Canonical launched Ubuntu 21.04. Not that that news had much to do with the one we bring you today, beyond the fact that there was supposed to be another famous distribution whose graphical environment is GNOME that should have released a version of its operating system days before, but it did not arrive. Someone like me, who has used Ubuntu a lot and was more aware of the Canonical launch, was surprised to look at the date and see what was happening. Where was it Fedora 34?

Well, it is not known where it was, but where it is now: available for download. And the truth is that it was known that the Fedora developer team had found bugs serious enough to have to hold back a bit, but the wait is over. In the release note They tell us about their most outstanding novelties, but it is clear that the most striking thing is that they use GNOME 40.

Fedora 34 Highlights

  • Linux 5.11.
  • GNOME 40. This is the most important change and Fedora is one of the few distributions that has already added it to its operating system.
  • Wayland by default in the KDE edition.
  • Available an aarch64 image with Plasma.
  • Xfce 4.16 and LXQt 0.16.0 in their respective editions.
  • New «spin» i3.
  • PipeWire replaces PulseAudio and Jack. This may not appeal to some users, but, as with Wayland, it is looking to the future.
  • Zstd compression and BTRSF file system by default.
  • ntp has been replaced by ntpsec.
  • Some xorg-x11 packages have been removed.
  • Updated packages, such as Binutils 2.53, Golang 1.16, Ruby 3.0, BIND 9.16, MariaDB 10.5, Ruby on Rails 6.1, and Stratis 2.3.0.

Fedora 34 It is now available for your discharge or to update from the operating system, as explained in this link. As for you using GNOME 40, you will probably see some inconsistent things at first, but if you have decided to take the plunge it should work as expected in a distro like this.


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