Fedora 22 released
The Fedora developers have released Fedora 22, and you can download it right now. The biggest news for desktop Fedora users is the inclusion of a new software store.
SJVN reports on Fedora 22 for ZDNet:
With Fedora 22 Workstation, the desktop now defaults to GNOME 3.16. While I still have no great fondness for GNOME 3.x, this version is far more useful than earlier iterations.
The biggest change is the addition of a software store. Other Linux distributions have long offered this, but better late than never. It simplifies the act of finding useful open-source software programs and keeping them up-to-date.
For developers, Fedora 22 Workstation's best addition is the Vagrant developer environment software. Vagrant is an open-source program for creating development environments across a range of operating systems. It works with Fedora 22's virtualization technology and requires no third-party virtualization tools to run.
Fedora Magazine has the official release announcement:
We are proud to announce the official release of Fedora 22, the community-driven and community-built operating system now available in Cloud, Server, and Workstation editions.
In addition to the latest versions of all your favorite free and open source software, Fedora 22 marks our second release with distinctly-targeted offerings for cloud computing, the server room, and the desktops and laptops of software developers and creators everywhere. Thanks to the hard work of developers, designers, packagers, translators, testers, documentation writers, and everyone else, we’re incredibly confident in saying that this is our best and most polished release yet.
Also with this release, we return to our traditional six-month cadence — we’ll see you back here sometime around Halloween!
Linux redditors reacted to the news about Fedora 22:
Naranha: "Only drawback is libinput, the way it handles mouse acceleration is more than weird and can't be turned off. Luckily you can simply remove xorg-x11-drv-libinput and Xorg falls back to evdev/synaptics."
Zonker: "Have been running Fedora Workstation since the alpha. Really solid release, very few problems even when I first moved over to the alpha from F21."
Minimarket: "This is a solid release. Lots of goodies for everyone. I've transitioned from Ubuntu 15.04 to Fedora 22 with minimal fuss. There are still many things I like better in Ubuntu but Fedora is catching up in some areas quickly while still sticking to its FLOSS-guided policies."
Whenthetimerunsout: "I don't like Gnome. Does anyone know if the KDE spin works well? Kubuntu is pretty good with Plasma 5.3 but Fedora 22 probably has 5.2.2? Can I get 5.3 for it easily?"
Mattdm_Fedora: "The KDE spin has a lot of love put into it by the awesome community in our KDE SIG and for F22 does indeed have 5.3. Grab it from http://spins.fedoraproject.org/en/kde/"