What’s new in Fedora Linux

Fedora 28 arrives with pre-installed VirtualBox guest integration and a new optional repo for modular package updates

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Fedora Linux, the Red Hat-sponsored Linux project that serves as both a developer-focused distribution and as an upstream proving ground for new ideas in Red Hat Enterprise Linux, is now available in version 28.

Current version: What’s new in Fedora 28

Fedora 28 unveiled the following changes:

  • A new, optional, software repository called “Modular,” also know as “AppStream,” allows users to upgrade individual packages apart from the rest of the system, at a faster pace than Fedora’s twice-per-year release cycle. 
  • The desktop environment has been upgraded to GNOME 3.28.
  • 64-bit ARM is now supported as a primary architecture.
  • Many kernel-level power saving features are now active by default.
  • Better guest integration for the VirtualBox hypervisor. The drivers used to make Fedora run well as a VirtualBox guest are now shipped with Fedora by default and don’t need to be installed by hand.
  • The container-centric Atomic Host variant of Fedora now uses Kubernetes 1.9 for orchestration.
  • Fedora 28 also includes updates to many system packages for developers: GCC 8.1 (and glibc 2.27), Golang 1.10, Ruby 2.5, and PHP 7.2.

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