Fedora 22 is the first to include latest Linux kernel 4.0
Fedora project is sponsored by Red Hat Inc and a new version of Fedora comes every six months or twice in a year.
The latest Fedora 22 Alpha version was released on 10th March 2015.
Fedora 22 beta version is released on 21st April 2015 with the latest kernel version 4.0.
The latest Linux 4.0 kernel version is released on 12th April 2015 as you can see in the Linux kernel mailing list and Fedora is too quick to add this into its latest version 22 which was in Alpha state.
The same has been merged on the Fedora 22 Alpha and Fedora 22 Beta is going to be released officially on 21st April 2015.
You can get the updated version of Linux kernel from the official Fedora repository:
Or if you are currently on a Fedora workstation t hen you can update the same via inbuilt dnf packaging tool by entering the following command:
$ dnf update
This is not just the only big update with the Fedora 22 release.
In addition to the above Fedora 22 has also replaced native YUM packaging tool by DNF(Dandified Yum).
You can see more details on Yum to dnf replacement that has been made in fedora 22.
DNF was forked from Yum in January 2012 and available for experimenting in fedora since release 18.
The project is now fully capable of replacing Yum in new Fedora installations and so DNF has become the new default packaging tool in Fedora 22.
For the changes in DNF CLI compared to YUM visit the below link:
dnf cli vs yum
In Fedora 22 Alpha DNF has been released as dnf-1.0.0. Yum will still be installable alongside DNF.
I have mentioned the major changes to Fedora 22 and for the long detailed changeset please visit the below link:
Fedora 22 complete change set
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