Fedora 28 Has a Few New Features

As it happens about every 6 months, a new Fedora release is upon us, and with that we suddenly have Fedora 28. If you want, you can think of it as kind of a software solstice, which makes it sound a little more exciting when you drag planets and seasons into all of this. Which isn’t to say that a new Fedora release isn’t exciting, because it is actually, very exciting. In fact, these days uneventful is way more exciting than eventful if you catch my drift!

So: Let’s get started. And quite like the last time I wrote about a new Fedora release, I will keep this very short and sweet.

New Features in Fedora 28

First, the uneventful:

1. Upgrading to Fedora 28 was flawless and easy. No issues to report, because it’s 2018 and upgrades should be easy.

2. GNOME 3.28 – We’re now at GNOME 3.28 which is the default environment. It works, it’s a little slicker. Nothing else to say.

3. VirtualBox Guest Additions are available by default – Makes perfect sense. I don’t know one person who uses VirtualBox who doesn’t need the Guest Additions functionality. This removes one more step in the VBox installation process. Kudos.

4. Better Emoji support – Yes, because the world we live in requires, no, demands that we be able to communicate using vegetables and crazy creatures. No, I’m serious. I would rather send an emoji of a dumpling to someone than to have to type out d-u-m-p-l-i-n-g.. Wouldn’t you? This is the joy of Unicode 10.0 emoji which Fedora 28 now supports.

That’s it.

You can get your Fedora 28 here.


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