Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora Workstation 36 (Gnome GUI) this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 36 Workstation – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 42.1).

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.14
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 42.1
  • linux kernel – 5.17.5

More technical details here – Software and technical details of Fedora Server 36 including cockpit screenshots. The later article may be of interest to developers, too. The Fedora 36 Workstation may install all of the listed software for Fedora 36 Server Edition. The big difference is the disk layout and the file system used in the server edition and in workstation edition. By default, in Fedora 36 Workstation btrfs is used for the root and home mounts.
The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 36 Workstation (Gnome)the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs, and their look and how to do some basic steps with them. Here the reader finds more than 140 screenshots and not so much text the main idea is not to distract the user with much text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which the reader cannot see anything for the user interface, but these days the user interface is the primary goal of a Desktop system. More reviews of this kind will follow in the future …

For all installation and review articles, real workstations are used, not virtual environments!

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora Linux (5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64) 36 (Workstation Edition)

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grub 2.06 entry boot

SCREENSHOT 2) Loading with Fedora logo

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loading logo

SCREENSHOT 3) Select the user and enter the password

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login screen

SCREENSHOT 4) The activities overview – seach, dash toolbar with application icons and the “All applications” button and two virtual desktops.

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Activities overview

SCREENSHOT 5) One desktop selected with no application started.

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SCREENSHOT 6) Clock, calendar & appointments

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Clock calendar appointments

SCREENSHOT 7) Status menu

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Status menu

SCREENSHOT 8) Start the Firefox, which icon is on the Dash.

Dash hosts the most used applications and the “All applications” button.

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Activities button

SCREENSHOT 9) Firefox 100.0.

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Firefox 100.0

SCREENSHOT 10) Rhythmbox 3.4.4

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Rhythmbox 3.4.4

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