Install Fedora Workstation 31 (Gnome GUI)

This tutorial will show you the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 31 Workstation with Gnome for the user graphical interface. First, we present the basic steps for installing the Operating system in addition to your present operating systems (here we also have Windows 10) and then you can see some screenshots of the installed system and the look and feel of it. We have other tutorials showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 31 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so you can decide which of them to try first – coming soon.

The Fedora 31 Workstation comes with

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.5 XWayland is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 3.34.1
  • linux kernel – 5.3.7

Check out our article about what software is included in comming soon.

The installation process is very similar to the old Fedora Workstation 27, Fedora Workstation 28, Fedora Workstation 29, Install Fedora Workstation 30 (Gnome GUI) , in fact the main difference is the creation of an user, which the setup is not responsible anymore, the creation of an user is done by the first boot after installation. Our system was pretty good – Asus X399 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA 1080 Ti and the setup loaded successfully and there were no problems till the end.

We used the following ISO for the installation process:

https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/31/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-31-1.9.iso

It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk and then follow the installation below:

SCREENSHOT 1) Here is our “UEFI BIOS->Boot->Boot Override” and in most modern motherboard you can choose to override the default boot devices.

Choose the “UEFI: HL-DT-STDVDRAM…” to boot and install Fedora Workstation 31 with UEFI support. You should do this, because most of the new hardware like video cards would not work properly without beeing in UEFI mode.

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Boot from DVD/USB Installation

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Install Fedora Workstation 30 (Gnome GUI)

This tutorial will show you the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 30 Workstation with Gnome for the user graphical interface. First, we present the basic steps for installing the Operating system in addition to your present operating systems (here we also have Windows 10) and then you can see some screenshots of the installed system and the look and feel of it. We have other tutorials showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 29 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so you can decide which of them to try first – coming soon.

The Fedora 30 Workstation comes with

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.4 XWayland is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 3.32.1
  • linux kernel – 5.0.9

Check out our article about what software is included in comming soon.

The installation process is very similar to the old Fedora Workstation 27, Fedora Workstation 28 and Fedora Workstation 29, in fact the main difference is the creation of an user, which the setup is not responsible anymore, the creation of an user is done by the first boot after installation. Our system was pretty good – Asus X399 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA 1080 Ti and the setup loaded successfully and there were no problems till the end.

We used the following ISO for the installation process:

https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/30/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-30-1.2.iso

It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk and then follow the installation below:

SCREENSHOT 1) Here is our “UEFI BIOS->Boot->Boot Override” and in most modern motherboard you can choose to override the default boot devices.

Choose the “UEFI: HL-DT-STDVDRAM…” to boot and install Fedora Workstation 30 with UEFI support. You should do this, because most of the new hardware like video cards would not work properly without being in UEFI mode.

main menu
Boot from DVD/USB Installation

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Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS screenshot review – AMD EPYC 7351P 16-Core Processor

This article is just a bunch of screenshots with a short description of the Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS. This setup is AMD based and uses one of the AMD multi-core beasts

AMD EPYC 7351P

, it has 16 cores with 32 threads and 8th channel memory!
The BIOS is pretty standard for Supermicro servers and supports dual UEFI and Bios-legacy modes.
The motherboard has

  • 16x SATA 3 ports (though 8 of them are ordinary SATA physical ports on the board and for the other 8 you will need a cable – Supermicro MiniSAS HD to 4 SATA)
  • 1xM.2 Interface: 1 PCI-E 3.0 x4
  • 3xPCI-E 3.0 x16 and 3xPCI-E 3.0 x8

You can use this motherboard without external controller for storage box with at least 16 disc without expander/extender!

All of your 16 disks will be connected to separate SATA3 6Gbps port!

More for the motherboard here: https://www.supermicro.com/Aplus/motherboard/EPYC7000/H11SSL-i.cfm

SCREENSHOT 1) The main BIOS menu of motherboard Sumpermicro H11SSL-i with version 1.0c.

All of the following screenshots are made with this BIOS version.

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Supermicro H11SSL-i BIOS Main menu

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 29 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 29 KDE Plasma Desktop. Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 29:
The Fedora 29 KDE Plasma Desktop comes with

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.13.5
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.50.0
  • QT version: 5.11.1

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 29 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 140 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, 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 reviews in the future…

SCREENSHOT 1) Grub2 – Fedora 29 is selected by default.

The other Operating systems are Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

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Grub2 – Fedora 29 selected

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 29 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After the tutorial of Install Fedora Workstation 29 (Gnome GUI) this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 27 Workstation – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 3.30).

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.1
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 3.30.1
  • linux kernel – 4.18.16

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 29 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 you’ll find more than 110 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, 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 reviews in the future…
You can find similar article for Fedora Workstation 27 – Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 Workstation (Gnome GUI).
And for all installation and review tutorials we use real workstations not virtual environments!

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Install Fedora Workstation 29 (Gnome GUI)

This tutorial will show you the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 29 Workstation with Gnome for the user graphical interface. First we present the basic steps for installing the Operating system in addition to your present operating systems (here we have two: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16) and then you can see some screenshots of the installed system and the look and feel of it. We have another tutorials showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 29 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so you can decide which of them to try first – coming soon.

The Fedora 29 Workstation comes with

  • Xorg X server – 1.20.1
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 3.30.1
  • linux kernel – 4.18.16

Check out our article about what software is included in Fedora 29 Workstation

The installation process is very similar to the old Fedora Workstation 27 and Fedora Workstation 28, in fact the main difference is the creation of an user, which the setup is not responsible anymore, the creation of an user is done by the first boot after installation. Our system was pretty new – Asus X399 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA 1080 Ti and the setup loaded successfully and there were no problems till the end.

We used the following ISO for the installation process:

https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/29/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-29-1.2.iso

It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk and then follow the installation below:

STEP 1) Here is our “UEFI BIOS->Boot->Boot Override” and in most modern motherboard you can choose to override the default boot devices.

Choose the “UEFI: HL-DT-STDVDRAM…” to boot and install Fedora Workstation 29 with UEFI support. You should do this, because most of the new hardware like video cards would not work properly without beeing in UEFI mode.

main menu
Boot from DVD/USB Installation

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Install Fedora Workstation 28 (Gnome GUI)

This tutorial will show you the simple steps of installing a modern Linux Distribution like Fedora 28 Workstation with Gnome for the user graphical interface. First we present the basic steps for installing the Operating system in addition to your present operating systems (here we have two: Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and then you can see some screenshots of the installed system and the look and feel of it. We have another tutorials showing more screenshots of the installed and working Fedora 28 (Gnome and KDE plasma) – so you can decide which of them to try first – coming soon.

The installation process is very similar to the old Fedora Workstation 27, in fact the main difference is the creation of an user, which the setup is not responsible anymore, the creation of an user is done by the first boot after installation. Our system was pretty new – Asus X399 with AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and NVIDIA 1080 Ti and the setup loaded successfully and there were no problems till the end.

We used the following ISO for the installation process:

https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/28/Workstation/x86_64/iso/Fedora-Workstation-Live-x86_64-28-1.1.iso

It is a LIVE image so you can try it before installing. The easiest way is just to download the image and burn it to a DVD disk and then follow the installation below:

STEP 1) If you booted from the DVD you would get this first screen – select “Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 28” and hit Enter

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Start Fedora-Workstation-Live 28

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 Cinnamon Desktop

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 27 Cinnamon Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 27 Cinnamon – the look and feel of the Cinnamon GUI – http://developer.linuxmint.com/projects/cinnamon-projects.html
The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 27 Cinnamonthe 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 Cinnamon settings programs. Here you’ll find more than 100 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, 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 reviews in the future…
Cinnamon derives from GNOME 3 and it follows the traditional desktop conventions. After the release of GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell (and abandoning GNOME 2) a fork of GNOME 3 was made and Cinnamon was born to follow traditional desktop not the “shell” interface of GNOME 3. At present Cinnamon is not a front-end on top of the GNOME any more despite it still uses GTK+. If you search for a GTK+ based GNOME 2 or xfce similar linux desktop GUI you might reach a good option with Cinnamon. Its look and feel is more like KDE than MATE, which follows more strictly GNOME 2 layout.
Cinnamon is developed by Linux Mint team, which is yet another Linux distro.You can check it here – https://linuxmint.com/ As you may see from the screenshots below the main idea is to have a taskbar situated bottom of the screen with a “start” button and all programs arranged in different categories – the traditional Desktop behavior. The desktop feels fast, but there are reports of using greater memory footprint.

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 LXQt Desktop

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 27 LXQt Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 27 LXQt – the look and feel of the LXQt GUI – https://lxqt.org//
The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 27 LXQtthe 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 LXQt settings programs. Here you’ll find more than 90 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, 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 reviews in the future…
LXQt stands for Lightweight Qt Desktop Environment and it is a bundle of packages to offer a LXDE ported with QT libraries. It is still under heavy development, but at present it is pretty stable and nice looking light linux GUI (light as we can tell using QT, of course). Even using QT it maintains the idea of light and fast GUI as the original idea of LXDE using GTK3+. In fact in our opinion LXQt is nicer and better looking than LXDE and if you need a pretty system on not so new hardware you could give a try with it! If you are a fan of the old KDE, the KDE 3.5 you could become a fan of LXQt for sure! There is a great resemblance between them in the GUI (not the builtin application, because KDE has and had a lot more!).

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 MATE Compiz Desktop

After the tutorial of Install Fedora 27 MATE Compiz Desktop and this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 27 MATE Compiz – the look and feel of the MATE GUI – https://lxde.org/
The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 27 MATE Compizthe 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 MATE and Compiz settings programs. Here you’ll find more than 100 screenshots and not so many text we do not want to turn this review of many text and version information and 3 meaningless screenshot, 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 reviews in the future…
Fedora 27 MATE Compiz is really fast. MATE is the choice of people, which like the old and excellent GNOME 2 desktop environment, because the aim of the MATE is the continuation of GNOME 2. In combinations with Compiz you could have a modern 3D Experience and still be light to use on an old hardware. Compiz could be enabled and disabled in the settings so MATE could be used in really old hardware if you need a light, fast and more mature than LXDE (Review of freshly installed Fedora 27 LXDE Desktop) GUI.

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