Fedora 40 Beta Released Soon

Mar 25, 2024

With the official release of Fedora 40 coming in April, it's almost time to download the beta and see what's new.

The team behind Fedora has announced the official release date for the beta version of Fedora 40. The date of this release is March 26, 2024 and will give us a first glimpse at how the latest iteration of the desktop has shaped up.

Included with this release will be GNOME 46 (and all the performance improvements that come along with it), as well as KDE Plasma 6 (for the KDE spin), which solidifies the desktop as one of the best on the market.

As for the KDE Plasma version, X11 support has been limited to a COPR repository and maintained on a best-effort basis. This means, however, that both desktops will default to Wayland.

Other changes and improvements you'll find in the beta release include:

  • kernel 6.8, LLVM 18
  • IPv4 address conflict detection
  • Golang 1.22, the unification of /usr/bin and /usr/sbin
  • SELinux policies moving from /var/run to /run
  • GNU Binutils 2.41
  • Glibc 2.39 and GDB 14.1
  • OpenJDK Java 21 (as default)
  • the assigning of individual and stable MAC addresses for Wi-Fi connections

You can read more about what's coming to Fedora 40 on the official Wiki page.


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