The Fedora Project today announced the beta version of the upcoming Fedora Linux 38 operating system, a major release that promises some exciting changes.
Supporting the latest Linux 6.2 kernel series, Fedora Linux 38 Beta comes with the GNOME 44 Release Candidate desktop environment for the Workstation edition, as well as DE: KDE Plasma 5.27 LTS, Xfce 4.18, Cinnamon 5.6, LXQ2, MATE1 , Budgie 10.7, LXDE, i3 and SoaS.
Also included in this release are new Sway and Budgie spins, which also feature a new image for the AArch64 (ARM64) architecture with the LXQt light UI.
Fedora Linux 38 Beta also brings new features such as shorter shutdown times, Wayland by default for the SDDM connection manager, stricter hostkeys permissions in SSH, support for unified kernel images, and a better Flatpak experience.
Fedora Linux 38 Beta also comes with a new installer called Simplified Installer for the Fedora IoT Edition and replaces dmraid with mdadm for BIOS RAID (Firmware RAID or Fake RAID) support during installations.
It brings an updated GNU toolchain consisting of GCC 13.0, GNU Binutils 2.39, GNU C Library 2.37, GNU Make 4.4 and GDB (GNU Debugger) 12.1. Also included are Golang 1.20, LLVM 16, Ruby 3.2, ImageMagick 7.x, SWIG 4.1.0, PHP 8.2, PostgreSQL 15, GHC Haskell 9.2, libpinyin 2.8, and more.
The final release of Fedora Linux 38 is expected sometime in late April or early May 2023. Until then, you can download the beta version for a test drive from the official torrent site.