Mon. Jan 20th, 2020

Fedora 29 Beta released

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Fedora is an independent Linux distribution sponsored by Red Hat and supported by the Fedora Project community. It provides an out-of-the-box user experience that defaults to the GNOME desktop environment.

fedora 29

On September 25th, the Fedora project team announced the release of Fedora 29 Beta.


Modularity for all

Fedora 28 introduced modular repositories for Fedora Server Edition. For Fedora 29 Beta, modularity is available in all Editions, Spins, and Labs. Modularity makes multiple versions of important packages available in parallel and it will work with  the same DNF you already know. Learn more about Modularity by reading the documentation, or listening to Episode 003 of the Fedora Podcast.

GNOME 3.30

Fedora 29 Workstation Beta provides GNOME 3.30. GNOME 3.30 streamlines performance, adds a new Podcasts app, and automatically updates Flatpaks in Software Center.

Other updates

Fedora 29 Beta also includes many other updates: The Fedora Atomic Workstation was rebranded as Fedora Silverblue, the GRUB menu will be hidden on single OS installation. Fedora 29 also includes updated versions of many popular packages like MySQL, the GNU C Library, Python and Perl. For a full list, see the Changes page on the Fedora Wiki.