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 as the VirtualBox Guest Additions download page has been notoriously hard to find. Hint: You can find it here: https://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox
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.
You can get your Fedora 28 here.