Fedora 35 First Look


It has been a while since I posted anything here. For that I apologize, but I have been busy with a number of projects and life in general. I do think the release of Fedora 35 today does deserve a bit of attention.

As soon as I received the email notification from the Fedora Project of its availability, I upgraded my primary workstation to Fedora 35 and am now using it to write this post. I have only spent about 45 minutes with Fedora 35 so far. I think the best thing that anyone can say about any upgrade is that it went well – and it did. It was an easy upgrade and there have been no surprises so far. My Xfce desktop looks and works the same. Everything underneath also seems to be working as expected. This is a seamless and – so far at least – painless upgrade.

I did notice some interesting and different process names in htop, several sets of processes with numeric names from 0 through 31. I have an Intel i9 X series processor with 16 cores (32 CPUs) so I suspect that these processes are related to the CPUs. More research is needed.

I will post more when I have upgraded my other systems including my server and my firewall and have more data points.

In the meantime, here is a link to an article in Fedora Magazine, What’s New in Fedora 35.