GNOME 40 released
The GNOME foundation has announced the release of GNOME 40, a major revision of the popular free desktop environment project. GNOME 40 is the first GNOME release to follow the new versioning scheme. It brings a lot of major changes including redesigned activities overview, and core applications.
The GNOME 40 highlights
- The redesigned activities overview provides an easier way to navigate between applications and desktops. With the improved keyboard shortcuts, touchpad, and touch screen gestures, it provides a smoother approach to navigate around the system.
- The weather application has been completely revamped and it shows more information now. The new design features two main views: one for the hourly forecast for the next 48 hours, and one for the daily forecast, for the next 10 days.
- Changes in the GNOME control center include organizing region and language settings under Keyboard, Wifi pins the known networks on the top of the list.
- Redesigned web browser
- Improved GNOME software
- Several enhancements the Files (aka, nautilus)
- Enhancements on overall application look & feel, improvements to the document viewer, maps, and more.
How to try/use GNOME 40 release?
If you are using Fedora/openSUSE/Ubuntu - it is more likely that you are using a GNOME Desktop. As we know, at the moment, these distributions offers GNOME 3.38. It may take a few more months for them to update their repositories, or to ship a release with GNOME 40.
If you are so curious to try GNOME 40, you may checkout the below options
GNOME 40 screenshots