So we can take a look around at whats new and review fedora. First, youre welcomed as normal by a system tour that you can take and one thing youll notice is gnome 42. The default desktop here in fedora has been, of course, updated to version 42, so we got a few things with that. Lets. Take the tour real, quick. Just to see things so if we start the tour and just go through things, you can see an overview. It says press the super key to see. Windows and apps just start typing to get search, keep on top of workspaces by easily organizing them in virtual workspaces. Use three fingers up or down on the touchpad for an overview, page left or right for workspaces and thats. It have a nice day. They say all right. Great onboarding process lets check things out in this fresh installation. I first want to explore some of the gnome 42 updates, so the first thing is: if you go to your settings and you check out appearance, youll notice, a light in a dark mode. Now this isnt something new. But what is new is now theres, a more cohesive experience, because some of the applications in gnome and some system wide escape the dark theme in the past. Now, when you set dark, it should be truly dark and cohesive across the system across the applications. A great thing to see, and finally have so im going to set the dark theme for now.

So we can check things out ill mention right away that those of you who use proprietary, nvidia drivers now will use weyland by default, because its being selected by the dome display manager. Now, if we explore the desktop environment a little bit, not much has changed. Of course, the background here has a beautiful landscape, which looks like a little bit of a waterfall almost with some fish swimming in the background, and it looks much like a painting, someone painted anyways in the top left hand corner. We have activities that gets you to the virtual workspaces right in the middle of the screen. If you have things launched like im, going to launch firefox, and maybe the calendar here, which youll notice with multiple applications opened up notice, the smooth dark theme and everything. But if we hit activities again now we have these two workspaces. You can easily drag and drop applications between your virtual workspaces make sure you know that. Also, if you start getting more virtual workspaces, youll see them up here in these little squares as well. So you can easily toggle between know that you can also take these little applications and move them around your virtual desktops or workspaces as well. Just something to be aware of you can also start a new one if you just drag in between a session. So, for example, now, when this one goes away, i introduce a new virtual workstation very easy to do.

I love using these in activities at the top. You can search for anything on the system, so lets say were looking for settings, you type it in, and it gives you anything and everything that has to do with settings on the system on the bottom. One of my most favorite things is the new dock. That was introduced with minimum 40, which sits here at the bottom very modern and a few things here by default. Firefox their default web browser calendar from gnome, the file manager from glom and the software center well check out the software center real quick. Just to make sure nothing has been updated in here, and it looks much the same. Nothing new here lets exit out of a few of these and continue on to the right of the software center. We have show applications to show us everything on the system. Again, you have a search bar up top weve already used it. You know how you can also start applications in the background by just dragging and dropping them onto your virtual spaces or, of course, just by clicking on them. If you have more than one page of applications, you can scroll through them by simply dragging the screen from right to left at the bottom. Now that weve opened a couple things. Of course, theyve been pinned to the bottom, showing you that theyre open just your basic tools here. This is fedora workstation, that im testing with today, which includes a lot of the gnome applications boxes being one of them, which is kind of surprising to me.

Typically, you would install this by yourself, but now gnome boxes is coming here standard. It looks like in fedora, which is pretty cool, in my opinion, its a great tool to run virtual machines on make sure to check it out if youre interested in the top middle. We have the current date and time any notifications of the system, as well as a do not disturb button. If you dont want to be disturbed by those notifications to the right of that, we have the current date and a calendar where you can see your events on on the furthest right hand, side. We have icons that get you to volume, control, a wired or wireless connection, settings balance power which allows you to switch your power settings comes in handy. Whenever you have a laptop, then you have settings locking your screen and powering off logging out or suspending the current system. If you right click, you have options to change the background, change your display settings or just get to regular old settings. One other mention is lx. Cute desktop environment has an upstream 1.0 release in fedora 36. You can install that with your existing desktop environment. If you want, of course, a whole bunch of packages and libraries have been updated for this release and you can get this in a workstation edition, server edition internet of things, edition or iot core os stream edition – and there are various other spins for arm devices and Even raspberry pi, whenever installing updates, it does remind me a little bit about windows because it asks you whether or not you want to perform the updates after you restart or power down your computer and then on next power up it installs.

Those updates that it has queued up and you cant really use the system until its done for those of you who use fedora. You might be used to this, but others might want to take this into consideration whenever testing out fedora its something other distributions. Dont. Quite do are you ready to start learning about linux today, check out my linux checklist and cheat sheet at learn.savvynick.com theres, a link below on the login screen just notice at the bottom? There is a cog that you can select and go between the various different gnome versions, including the one for x, org or wayland. The logins remain the same, but now that we have a fresh system, reboot lets check out the current system, resource usage im going to check things out by using h top so starting things out fresh a little on the heavy side, this gnome 42 releases. I know this has been down to around 800 gigs, so im a little surprised to see it at 1.15, gigs out of 8 gigs of memory, not sure whats, going on with that. We have between 0 and 2 running on the cpus 130 tasks. 303 threads 103 kernel threads and the uptime is 2 minutes, no swap being used, then a ton of processes. In the background. One thing that i will say is that we should be expecting a little bit better performance from our gnome applications since theyve been updated to the latest version of gtk, which should give us a performance boost.

One revamped tool is the screenshot tool. So if you take a screenshot on your system, youll notice, now you have this new ui for the screenshot tool. You can do a selection, a full screen screenshot or a windowed screenshot. Of course, if you have windows open, select between recording and just taking a snip of the screen, youll also notice, if you include the tool itself in the screenshot that it wont actually put it in the screenshot, its smart enough to hide it. I really do like the look and feel of that tool and lets finally talk about the system settings running neofetch. Here we have fedora 36 workstation edition running kernel 5.17. We have 1778 source packages. This is running bash 5.1 with desktop gnome 42.. The window theme here is iwata, so is the icon theme. This is being emulated on an amd. Ryzen 7 3700x series currently were using 1.3 gigabytes of ram out of a total of eight gigs. Not a whole lot has changed here, but there has been quality of life improvements. Are you planning on updating to fedora 36? Let me know in the comment section below also expect this to be out towards the end of april again. This is currently in the beta phase. You can download the beta image and help test ill post a link in the description below. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please post them in the comment section below also make sure to subscribe for future videos and make sure to like the video catch me in a great community on discord and ill catch.

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