On 16th September 2020, the GNOME Foundation has announced the release of GNOME 3.38, the latest stable release of the world’s leading, open-source desktop environment. GNOME 3.38 ORBIS brings refinements to different UI components and offers a polished user experience.

GNOME 3.38 Touring App

What’s new in GNOME 3.38?

The main highlights of GNOME 3.38 ORBIS are summarized below. You may also check out the preview video for a better insight on GNOME 3.38 features.

  • A brand new Touring application gives an overview of different components of the GNOME shell and delivers a pleasing welcome experience to the first time users.
  • Several core utilities have been visually refined, giving a more polished and elegant experience to the users.
  • For developers and advanced users, Boxes now allows editing a virtual machine’s libvirt XML directly, enabling them to change advanced settings not available in the user interface.
  • GNOME 3.38 replaces the previously split Frequent and All apps views with a single customizable and consistent view that allows you to reorder apps and organize them into custom folders. Simply click and drag to move apps around.

For a complete list of changes in GNOME 3.38, read official release notes published on the GNOME website.

GNOME 3.38 ORBIS screenshots



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