Fedora 39 Prepares for Release

Oct 18, 2023

The latest release from the Fedora team is about to be unleashed and it includes plenty to excite users of all types.

If you're already a fan or if you’re looking for a new distribution to try, Fedora 39 is set to release on October 24, 2023, and it has the makings of a brilliant Linux distribution.

First on the list of improvements for Fedora is kernel 6.5, which fixes a number of bugs and security vulnerabilities. As well, the new kernel contains improvements that can shorten boot times for both desktops and servers, as well as better support for eDP LCD panels that use variable refresh rates.

Also, laptops that include AMD Ryzen CPUs will enjoy faster hibernation resume times and machines with Ryzen 7000 CUPs will see better EDAC error handling.

Beyond the kernel, Fedora 39 ships with plenty of upgraded software, such as GNOME 45, LibreOffice, and Boxes 45.0. As far as the libraries, languages, and build tools, you'll find Binutils 2.40, Python 3.12, RPM 4.19, Vagrant 2.3.4, Perl 5.38, Golan 1.21, Gcc 13.2.1, and Glibc 2.38.

One of the best features desktop users will find is the vastly improved search within the Activities Overview.

The difference between 39 and previous releases is dramatic. Search results appear almost instantly. As well, applications open much faster than on previous releases.

You can read more about the changes on the Fedora wiki and download a daily build of Fedora 39 from the official Fedora download page (click the On/Off slider for Show Beta Downloads).


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