Fedora Kinoite, next Spin that will arrive with Fedora 35 and will be based on Silverblue

Kinoite Fedora

Linux users have tons of graphical environments to choose from. One of the most popular is GNOME, partly because it is the one used by the main editions of two major distributions like Ubuntu and Fedora, but in both cases we have other flavors. Regarding the latter, a new news has been published today, February 17: Kinoite Fedora, a new immutable spin that will arrive with v35 of the operating system.

As we read in the Project Wiki, Kinoite is based on the same technologies that Fedora Silverblue uses, but what it will include will be the KDE desktop. Specifically, they mention that they will use Plasma, and I comment on this because Plasma is the graphical environment and the desktop would also be completed with some KDE apps that, probably, they will also end up using in Kinoite.

Fedora Kinoite uses the same technology as Silverblue

Fedora Kinoite is an immutable desktop operating system featuring the KDE Plasma desktop. It is based on the same technologies as Fedora Silverblue (rpm-ostree, Flatpak, podman). Fedora Kinoite is to Fedora KDE Spin what Fedora Silverblue is to Fedora Workstation.

They have decided to use Kinoite because almost all KDE software starts with K, because it is also a blue mineral that can refer to "silver" and "blue" as parts of silverblue and the color of the Fedora logo and that the word also means "there is a tree" in Japanese, which refers to the "ostree" tree.

Kinoite will be a reality with the release of the operating system v35, which is scheduled for next October. At the moment, the company is developing Fedora 34, scheduled for mid-April, and whose main version will use GNOME 40 and GTK 4.0. A KDE Edition or Spin is also available, but Kinoite is a more official, interesting and ambitious project.


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  1.   Roberto said

    I am happy using Fedora Silverblue. I have not formatted my computer for months because it is easy to go back or forward on a system commit. Chromebooks, android and MacOS use this philosophy of an immutable and unbreakable system facing the end user and obviously with a simple command like rpm-ostree install you can modify the base image.