Fedora 28 released with improved battery life, modular repositories and more

Mr Mattthew Miller, the Fedora project leader has announced the release of Fedora 28, latest stable release popular open source operating system. This release includes Fedora Workstation, cloud and server editions and also numerous fedora community spins feature variety of desktop environments and targeting diverse audience.

One of the biggest highlight of Fedora workstation is inclusion of GNOME 3.28 which comes with various enhancements like improved File, Contacts, and a new app called Usage to analyze the system performance and resource usage on real time. The Fedora Workstation also offers improved battery life on laptops with several performance tuning and optimizations. Also, the VirtualBox Guest additions has bee included by default to provide better experience in virtual environments.

A glimpse of Fedora 28 Workstation. Courtesy : DistroScreens
Another notable improvement in Fedora 28 is easiness with which the 3rd party repositories can be enabled. When a user launches Software Center (aka GNOME Software) for the first time, they'll be asked whether to configure 3rd party repositories or not. Enabling 3rd party repositories ensure the availability of popular proprietary packages like Google Chrome, PyCharm, NVidia drivers, Steam client ..etc on Software Centre.

A notable highlight of Fedora 28 server edition is inclusion of modular repositories. In enable users to install/remove packages belonging to a particular version of a software like NodeJS on DJANGO.

Hey everyone! It’s May, right around Mother’s Day in many countries, and that means it’s time for the next Fedora operating system release: Fedora 28 is here!

Fedora Workstation is built on GNOME (now version 3.28). If you’re interested in other popular desktop environments like KDE, Xfce, Cinnamon, and more, check out Fedora Spins. Or, for versions of Fedora tailored to special use cases like Astronomy, Design, Security, Robotics, or teaching Python, see Fedora Labs. If you want a Fedora environment to build on in EC2, OpenStack, and other cloud environments, there’s the Fedora Cloud Base. Plus, we’ve got network installers, other architectures (like Power and 64-bit ARM), BitTorrent links, and more at Fedora Alternative Downloads. And, not to be forgotten: if you’re looking to put Fedora on a Raspberry Pi or other ARM device, get images from the Fedora ARM page.

Once again, this release marks the best one yet. It’s no surprise, because it’s the result of dedication, love, and many hours of hard work from thousands of Fedora contributors every year. Thank you so much to this amazing community for making this happen.
For more information on Fedora 28 and Fedora in general, checkout Fedora 28 release announcement, Fedora 28 features, and our gallery page for Fedora 28

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