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You probably didn’t know it but Fedora 29 is available for download and use. And it’s really great, maybe, along with Ubuntu 18.04 is the 2018 Linux distribution.

1.- Fedora
1.- Fedora

Let’s see why this distribution is so special.

Fedora has the Red Hat power

Fedora is a Linux distribution that uses RPM packages. It is sponsored by Red Hat and provides an updated, innovative and stable system. As expected it is available for free and although its default desktop environment is GNOME, it is also possible to download different Spin with other desktop environments such as KDE, XFCE or Mate.

One issue to which Fedora pays a lot of attention is that of containers, servers, and virtualization. Something that is very much happening these days. Proof of this is that it has three main versions. In the first place is the Workstation version, focused on home computers and everyday work. It is the most used and popular version. Then, it is Server oriented to servers using the best and latest tools of DataCenter. Finally, Atomic is specialized in Docker and Kubernetes technologies.

If a distribution is sponsored by an open source giant like Red Hat, it’s because it’s good and its latest version even better.

Fedora 29 Available

A new version was released recently, and in Matthew Miller’s words is the best yet. This is partly due to the updated package and the fact that this version is the first to be modular.

Fedora Modularity is a technology that has been tested for some time by Fedora that allows you to install several versions of the same package without modifying the basic libraries of the system. As you can notice, it is an innovation within Linux. And this is perhaps the most important novelty of this version.

Another thing to keep in mind is that this new version comes with Linux Kernel 4.18 and GNOME 3.30 as the desktop environment, thus ensuring compatibility with most recent hardware.

2.- GNOME is the default DE of Fedora
2.- GNOME is the default DE of Fedora

How to Upgrade from Fedora 28

It is possible to upgrade from Fedora 28 if you prefer. First, you must update all system packages. Open a terminal and run:

:~$ sudo dnf upgrade --refresh

It is then necessary to install the DNF plugin to update the system version. To do this, type.

:~$ sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Once you have finished, you can start the system update.

:~$ sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=29

The above command will download all the new packages needed for the upgrade. In case you have problems with the update, you can add the –allowerasing option to enable the system to make the changes for the update.

Finally, reboot and complete the upgrade:

:~$ sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

fedora
Updating Fedora

The update will take a while. When you reboot the system. You will have Fedora 29

Conclusion

Fedora is a great Linux distribution and this new version is even more innovative and promises to be the best that has been taken so far.

Do you want to download it? you are already using it? let us know what you think.

Please make your comment and participate.

 

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  1. I agree with all the above except for one thing, sudo. I won’t use that command, in fact I won’t have it on any of my systems. It’s a backdoor into admin rights for people who don’t know what they’re doing. I switch to the root user with su – and then just run the commands at the # prompt.

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