Review of freshly installed Fedora 39 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After Install Fedora Workstation 39 (Gnome GUI) – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 45.0).

  • Xorg X11 server – 1.20.14 and Xorg X11 server XWayland 23.2.2 is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 45.0
  • linux kernel – 6.5.6

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from Fedora 39 Workstation – 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 259 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. Only for comparison there are couple of old versions reviews, too – Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 Workstation (Gnome GUI), Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 Workstation (Gnome GUI), Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 Workstation (Gnome GUI) and more.
For more details about what software version could be installed check out the Software and technical details of Fedora Server 39 including cockpit screenshots. The same software could be installed in Fedora 39 Workstation to build a decent development desktop system.

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

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora Linux (6.5.-300.fc39.x86_64) 39 (Workstation Edition)

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 Xfce Desktop

After the tutorial on how to install Fedora 38 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 – 4.18). The Fedora 38 Xfce Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/xfce/
Here you can find out how to install it – Install Fedora 38 Xfce Desktop.
The idea of this article is to see what to expect from Fedora 38 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 170 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 that 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 (xfce4-session) – Saves and restores your session, handles startup, autostart and shutdown.
  • Setting System (xfce4-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 38 Xfce screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (6.2.9-300.fc38.x86_64) 38 (Xfce)

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI)

After the tutorial on how to install Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop – the look and feel of the new KDE GUI (version 5.27.4 of KDE Plasma). The Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop is part of Fedora spins – https://spins.fedoraproject.org/kde/
Here the user can find how to Install Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop (KDE GUI). Here it worth mentioning the included versions of KDE software for Fedora 36:

  • KDE Plasma version: 5.27.4
  • KDE Frameworks version: 5.104.0, upgradable to 5.107.0
  • QT version: 5.15.8, upgradable to 5.15.10

The idea of this article is just to see what to expect from Fedora 38 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 250 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. The big missing is the Kate Advanced Text Editor, which is not installed by default in this release.
This article is the first part of reviewing the Fedora 38 KDE Plasma. The second article contains KDE System Settings screenshots and it is Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 KDE Plasma Desktop part 2 – System Settings.

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
  • KWrite – Text Editor

Fedora 38 KDE Plasma screenshots

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora (6.2.9-300.fc38.x86_64) 38 (KDE Plasma)

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grub entry boot

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Review of freshly installed Fedora 38 Workstation (Gnome GUI)

After Install Fedora Workstation 38 (Gnome GUI) this tutorial is mainly to see what to expect from a freshly installed Fedora 38 Workstation – the look and feel of the GUI (Gnome – version 44.0).

  • Xorg X11 server – 1.20.14 and Xorg X11 server XWayland 22.1.9 is used by default
  • GNOME (the GUI) – 44.0
  • linux kernel – 6.2.9

The idea of this tutorial is just to see what to expect from https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/releases/f38/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 214 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. Only for comparison there are couple of old versions reviews, too – Review of freshly installed Fedora 37 Workstation (Gnome GUI), Review of freshly installed Fedora 36 Workstation (Gnome GUI) and more.
For more details about what software version could be installed check out the Software and technical details of Fedora Server 38 including cockpit screenshots. The same software could be installed in Fedora 38 Workstation to build a decent development desktop system.

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

SCREENSHOT 1) Fedora Linux (6.2.9-300.fc38.x86_64) 38 (Workstation Edition)

main menu
grub 2.06 entry boot

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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 37 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) 37 (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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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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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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