Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 Xfce Desktop

After the tutorial of how to install Fedora 37 Xfce Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop – the look and feel of the new Xfce GUI (Xfce version – 4.16). The Fedora 37 Xfce Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/xfce/
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 37 Xfce Desktop.
The idea of this article is to see what to expect from Fedora 37 Xfce – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs, and their look and how to do some basic steps with them. Here you’ll find more than 130 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop. The second article contains Xfce Settings screenshots are coming soon.

Xfce is a collection of programs that provides a features-rich desktop environment.

Here are some core elements:

  • Window Manager (xfwm4) – Handles the placement of windows on the screen.
  • Panel (xfce4-panel) – Provides a home for window buttons, launchers, app menu and more.
  • Desktop Manager (xfdesktop) – Sets desktop backgrounds, handles icons and more.
  • File Manager (thunar) – Manages your files in a modern, easy-to-use and fast way.
  • Volume Manager (thunar-volman) – Manages removable drives and media for Thunar.
  • Session Manager (xfce-session) – Saves and restores your session, handles startup, autostart and shutdown.
  • Setting System (xfce3-settings) – Configures appearance, display, keyboard, and mouse settings.
  • Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder) – Quickly finds and launches applications installed on your system
  • Settings Daemon (xfconf) – Stores your settings in a D-Bus-based configuration system.
  • A Menu Library (garcon) – Implements a freedesktp.org compliant menu based on GLib and GIO.
  • Thumbnails Services (tumbler) – Implements the thumbnails management D-Bus specification.

Fedora 37 Xfce screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (6.0.7-301.fc37.x86_64) 36 (Xfce)

main menu
grub 2 entry boot

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial on how to install Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.26.4 of KDE Plasma). The Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/
Here the user can find how to Install Fedora 37 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 36:

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.26.2
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.99.0, upgradable to 5.100.0
  • QT version: 5.15.6

The idea of this article is just to see what to expect from Fedora 37 KDE Plasma – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them, it is included also screenshots of the KDE settings program. Here you’ll find more than 200 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 36 KDE Plasma. The second article contains KDE System Settings screenshots and it is coming soon.

Some of the interesting screenshots

  • Logging
  • KDE Plasma Overview with Panel Toolbox
  • Fedora KDE main menu
  • Plasma Widgets
  • Activities
  • Install/Update applications with Discover
  • Install applications with dnfdragora
  • review of multiple installed GUI applications and games.
  • Dolphin – the KDE File Manager
  • Kate – Advanced Text Editor
  • KWrite – Text Editor

Fedora 37 KDE Plasma screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (6.0.7-301.fc37.x86_64) 37 (KDE Plasma)

main menu
grub entry boot

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Software and technical details of Fedora Server 37 including cockpit screenshots

main menu
System Overview

This article is for those of you who do not want to install a whole new operating system only to discover some technical details about the default installation like disk layout, packages included, software versions, and so on. Here we are going to review in several sections what is like to have a default installation of Fedora 37 Server using a real not virtual machine!
The kernel is 6.0.11 it detects successfully the Threadripper 1950X AMD and the system is stable (we booted in UEFI mode).
The installation procedure uses default options for all installation setups – Minimal network installation of Fedora 37 Server

Software

With Fedora Server 37 you can have

  • linux kernel – 6.0.11 (6.0.11-300.fc37.x86_64)
  • System
    • linux-firmware – version: 20221109, release: 20221109-144.fc37.
    • libc – 2.36 (2.36-8.fc37)
    • GNU GCC – 12.2.1 (12.2.1-4.fc37)
    • OpenSSL – 3.0.5 (1:3.0.5-3.fc37) and 1.1.1q (1:1.1.1q-2.fc37)
    • coreutils – 9.1 (9.1-6.fc37)
    • yum – Depricated and replaced with dnf
    • dnf – 4.14.0 (4.14.0-1.fc37)
    • rsyslog – 8.2204.0 (8.2204.0-3.fc37)
    • NetworkManager – 1.40.6 (1:1.40.6-1.fc37)
  • Servers
    • Apache – 2.4.54 (2.4.54-5.fc37)
    • Nginx – 1.22.1 (1:1.22.1-1.fc37)
    • MySQL server – 8.0.31 (8.0.31-1.fc37)
    • MariaDB server – 10.5.18 (3:10.5.18-1.fc37)
    • PostgreSQL – 14.3 (14.3-8.fc37)
  • Programming
    • PHP – 8.1.13 (8.1.13-1.fc37)
    • python – The default is 3.11.0 (3.11.0-1.fc37) and many more available – 3.10.8 (3.10.8-3.fc37), 3.12.0 (3.12.0~a2-1.fc37), 3.9.15 (3.9.15-3.fc37), 3.8.15 (3.8.15-2.fc37), 3.7.15 (3.7.15-2.fc37), 3.6.15 (3.6.15-14.fc37) and also includes the older 2.7.18 (2.7.18-25.fc37)
    • perl – 5.36.0 (4:5.36.0-492.fc37)
    • ruby – 3.1.3 (3.1.3-172.fc37)
    • OpenJDK – the latest 19 – 19.0.1.0.10 (1:19.0.1.0.10-2.rolling.fc37) and also includes 1:17.0.5.0.8 (1:17.0.5.0.8-1.fc37), 11.0.17.0.8 (1:11.0.17.0.8-1.fc37) and 1:1.8.0.352 (1:1.8.0.352.b08-2.fc37)
    • Go – 1.19.3 (1.19.3-2.fc37)
    • Rust – 1.65.0 (1.65.0-1.fc37)
    • llvm – the latest 15.0.4 (15.0.4-1.fc37), 14.0.0 (14.0.0-1.fc36) and the old 7.0.1 (7.0.1-7.fc36.4), 8.0.1 (8.0.1-3.fc37), 9.0.1 (9.0.1-15.fc35), 10.0.0 (10.0.0-13.fc35), 11.1.0 (11.1.0-6.fc35), 12.0.1 (12.0.1-2.fc35) and 13.0.1 (13.0.1-2.fc37)
    • Subversion – 1.14.2 (1.14.2-8.fc37)
    • Git – 2.38.1 (2.38.1-1.fc37)

Note: Not all of the above software comes installed by default. The versions above are valid as of December 2022, these are the minimum versions you get with Fedora Server 37 now, and updating it after the initial date may update some of the above packages with newer versions.

Installed packages are 679 occupying 1.8G space:. Note, this is Fedora Server Install, not minimal install. The server install includes the web console – cockpit version 254.

[root@srv ~]# dnf list installed|wc -l
679
[root@srv ~]# df -h /
Filesystem                      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/fedora_fedora-root   15G  1.8G   14G  12% /

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora Workstation 37 (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 43.0).

  • Xorg X11 server – 1.20.14 and Xorg X11 server XWayland 22.1.5 is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 43.0
  • linux kernel – 6.0.7

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 37 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 204 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 (6.0.7-301.fc37.x86_64) 37 (Workstation Edition)

main menu
grub 2.06 entry boot

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 XFce Desktop

After the tutorial of how to install Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop – the look and feel of the new Xfce GUI (Xfce version – 4.16). The Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/xfce/
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop.
The idea of this article is just to see what to expect from Fedora 36 Xfce – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them. Here you’ll find more than 130 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 36 Xfce Desktop. The second article contains Xfce Settings screenshots and it is coming soon.

Xfce is a collection of programs, which together provides a features-rich desktop environment.

Here are some core elements:

  • Window Manager (xfwm4) – Handles the placement of windows on the screen.
  • Panel (xfce4-panel) – Provides a home for window buttons, launchers, app menu and more.
  • Desktop Manager (xfdesktop) – Sets desktop backgrounds, handles icons and more.
  • File Manager (thunar) – Manages your files in a modern, easy-to-use and fast way.
  • Volume Manager (thunar-volman) – Manages removable drives and media for Thunar.
  • Session Manager (xfce-session) – Saves and restores your session, handles startup, autostart and shutdown.
  • Setting System (xfce3-settings) – Configures appearance, display, keyboard, and mouse settings.
  • Application Finder (xfce4-appfinder) – Quickly finds and launches applications installed on your system
  • Settings Daemon (xfconf) – Stores your settings in a D-Bus-based configuration system.
  • A Menu Library (garcon) – Implements a freedesktp.org compliant menu based on GLib and GIO.
  • Thumbnails Services (tumbler) – Implements the thumbnails management D-Bus specification.

Fedora 36 Xfce screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64) 36 (Xfce)

main menu
grub 2 entry boot

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Software and technical details of CentOS Stream 9 minimal install

This article is for those of you who do not want to install a whole new operating system only to discover some technical details about the default installation like disk layout, packages included, software versions, and so on. Here we are going to review in several sections what is like to have a default installation of CentOS Stream 9 using a real not virtual machine!
Here are some useful URLs:

How to install CentOS Stream 9Network installation of CentOS Stream 9 (20220606.0) – minimal server installation
The kernel is 5.14.0 it detects successfully the Threadripper 1950X AMD and the system is stable (we booted in UEFI mode).
The installation procedure uses default options for all installation setups – Network installation of CentOS Stream 9 (20220606.0) – minimal server installation

Software

With CentOS Stream 9 (20220606.0) you could have

  • linux kernel – 5.14.0 (5.14.0-109.el9.x86_64)
  • System
    • linux-firmware – version: 20220509, release: 20220509-126.el9.
    • libc – 2.34 (2.34-32.el9)
    • systemd – 250-7 (250-7.el9)
    • GNU GCC – 11.3.1 (gcc-11.3.1-2.el9)
    • OpenSSL – 3.0.1 (3.0.1-33.el9) and 1.1.1k (compat-openssl11-1.1.1k-4.el9)
    • coreutils – 8.32 (8.32-31.el9)
    • yum – deprecated and replaced with dnf
    • dnf – 4.12.0 (4.12.0-2.el9)
    • rsyslog – 8.2102.0 (8.2102.0-105.el9)
    • NetworkManager – 1.39.6 (1:1.39.6-1.el9)
  • Servers
    • Apache – 2.4.53 (2.4.53-2.el9)
    • Nginx – 1.20.1 (1.20.1-10.el9)
    • MySQL server – 8.0.28 (8.0.28-1.el9)
    • MariaDB server – 10.5.13 (10.5.13-2.el9)
    • PostgreSQL – 13.7 (13.7-1.el9)
  • Programming
    • PHP – 8.0.13 (8.0.13-1.el9)
    • python – 3.9.10 (3.9.10-2.el9)
    • perl – 5.32.1 (5.32.1-479.el9)
    • ruby – 3.0.3 (3.0.3-159.el9)
    • OpenJDK – 17.0.3.0.7 (17.0.3.0.7-1.el9), 11.0.15.0.10 (11.0.15.0.10-1.el9) and 1.8.0.332.b09 (1.8.0.332.b09-1.el9)
    • Go – 1.17.5 (1.17.5-1.el9)
    • Rust – 1.61.0 (1.61.0-1.el9)
    • llvm – 14.0.0 (14.0.0-2.el9)
    • Subversion – 1.14.1 (1.14.1-5.el9)
    • Git – 2.31.1 (2.31.1-2.el9.2)

Note: Not all of the above software comes installed by default. The versions above are valid as of June 2022, these are the minimal versions you get with CentOS Stream 9 (20220606.0) now and updating it after the initial date may update some of the above packages with newer versions.

Installed packages are 376 occupying 1.6G space:. Note, this is CentOS Stream 9 Minimal Install, not server or server with GUI.

[root@srv ~]# dnf list installed|wc -l
377
[root@srv ~]# df -h /
Filesystem               Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/cs_srv-root   70G  1.6G   69G   3% /

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial of how to install Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.24.3 of KDE Plasma). The Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 36 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 36:

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.24.3
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.91.0
  • QT version: 5.15.3

The idea of this article is just to see what to expect from Fedora 36 KDE Plasma – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them, it is included also screenshots of the KDE settings program. Here you’ll find more than 200 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 36 KDE Plasma. The second article contains KDE System Settings screenshots and it is coming soon.

Summary of the screenshots

  • Logging
  • KDE Plasma Overview with Panel Toolbox
  • Fedora KDE main menu
  • Plasma Widgets
  • Activities
  • Install/Update applications with Discover
  • Install applications with dnfdragora
  • review of multiple installed GUI applications and games.
  • Dolphin – the KDE File Manager

Fedora 36 KDE Plasma screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (5.17.5-300.fc36.x86_64) 36 (KDE Plasma)

main menu
grub entry boot

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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)

main menu
grub 2.06 entry boot

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Review of freshly installed Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS (Gnome GUI)

After the article of Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS installation steps Install Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS on the entire disk and Install Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS on a PC with existing windows 10 – dual boot this article is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTS – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 42.0).

  • Xorg X server – 1.22.1.1
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 42.0
  • linux kernel – 5.15.0

The idea of this tutorial is to see what to expect from Ubuntu Desktop 22.04 LTSthe look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs, and their look and how to do some basic steps with them. Here you’ll find more than 114 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots , which you cannot see anything for the user interface, which these days is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future…
You can find a similar article for Fedora Workstation 36 – (coming soon).
Real workstations, not virtual environments are used for all installation and review tutorials!

SCREENSHOT 1) Ubuntu is selected by default

Wait for 10 seconds or hit Enter to boot the Ubuntu. The GNU GRUB version is 2.06.

main menu
grub entry boot

SCREENSHOT 2) Select the user.

main menu
login screen

SCREENSHOT 3) Enter the password.

main menu
login screen password

SCREENSHOT 4) Gnome Shell Overview.

main menu
desktop – gnome shell

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 31 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 31 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 31 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.13.5 of KDE Plasma).
Here you can find how to Install Fedora 31 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 31:
The Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop comes with

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.16.5
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.61.0
  • QT version: 5.12.5

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 31 KDE Plasma – the look and feel of the GUI, the default installed programs and their look and how to do some basic steps with them, it is included also screenshots of the KDE settings program. Here you’ll find more than 200 screenshots and not so many texts we do not want to turn this review of many texts and version information and 3 meaningless screenshots, which you could not see anything for the user interface because these days it is the primary goal of a Desktop system. You can expect more of this kind of review in the future.
It may be interesting to compare with the Fedora 29 review – Review of freshly installed Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (5.3.7-301.fc31.x86_64) 31 (Thirty One)

main menu
grub entry boot

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