Much more is usually said about Ubuntu, but for a matter of popularity. Canonical has managed to make Linux users and non-users aware of its operating system, but around the same time the new versions of another distribution whose name they have borrowed from a hat usually arrive. It is also true that there is more news about Ubuntu, such as when it decided to stay in GNOME 3.38, and that in that sense this other distribution has less to tell. Leaving the comparisons... well, let's go with one more: fedora 36 beta has been released, and has arrived before the Ubuntu 22.04 beta.
Among its novelties there are some like the ones already we advance at the end of February: will use GNOME 42 and Linux 5.17. We had said that we were going to leave the comparisons with the other project that usually releases new versions of its operating system in April and October, but we have to talk about a remarkable one: Fedora 36 beta, as expected in the final version, uses Linux 5.17, which is currently the latest stable version of the kernel developed by Linus Torvalds. Ubuntu 22.04 will stay at 5.15 as Jammy Jellyfish will be an LTS release and 5.15 is also Long Term Support.
Fedora 36 beta highlights
What the beta includes is also expected in the stable version, and highlights the following:
- GNOME 42.
- Linux 5.17.
- Wayland enabled by default in GDM for users with NVIDIA's proprietary driver. Here we have to say that it is thanks to NVIDIA, they have done a good job and it will be like that in Jammy Jellyfish as well.
- The default font will become Noto.
- Users as administrators by default in the Anaconda graphical installer.
- The RPM data will become in
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- Cockpit module to facilitate sharing by Samba and NFS.
- Improved OS updates.
- Updated applications and packages, such as GCC12, LLVM 14, OpenSSL 3.0, and Podman 4.0, among many others.
Interested users can download Fedora 36 beta from this link.