Fedora 25 Courts macOS and Windows 10 Defectors With USB Stick Tool, Deploys GNOME 3.22
We wrote just the other day about Zorin Linux, a distro that targets Windows users, or at least those who appreciate ease-of-use and a great aesthetic. Today, Windows convert hopefuls have another solution: Fedora 25.
Understanding that it's not exactly easy for a life-long Windows user to make the transition to a completely new operating system, the Fedora team has made the transition to Fedora 25 a bit easier by defaulting the download for macOS and Windows users to a tool that will automatically fetch the latest version and let them flash the image to a thumb drive (or DVD).
With Fedora 25 copied to a flash drive, users just need to keep it plugged into their computer and reboot. The first thing users will see following the reboot is an option to test drive Fedora 25, or to install it. If you're worried about Fedora (or any other Linux distro) screwing with your Windows install, you'll want to pay close attention to the partitioning scheme recommended. Generally speaking, most installers should resize the Windows install to make room for Linux, but if you have a separate drive installed, you may wish to install it there to avoid making any important changes to your main drive.
Aside from that, what else does Fedora 25 bring to the table? For developers, there's quite a bit, including the option to use multiple Python versions for testing, as well as recent versions of Docker, Node.js, and Rust.
For developers and everyone else, a major addition in this release is the deployment of the Wayland display server, which replaces the legacy X11 one we've been using for eons. The release also bundles in the latest version of GNOME, 3.22, which makes this one of the rarer times the latest version of a desktop environment made it into the latest version of a distro - you won't feel out-of-date right out-of-the-gate.
If you're interested in giving Fedora 25 a go, you will have many options to choose from. If you're unsure of which to go with, you should simply choose the main 64-bit version. If you're a KDE (Plasma) fan, you can choose a spin of that version. Even ARM is supported here, along with the Raspberry Pi. If you like Fedora, you have plenty of avenues to choose from with regards to installations.