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Fedora 39 marks the 20th year of Fedora releases. As a mature operating system, Fedora 39 has few major changes, but it does offer the first look at many small enhancements to performance and the user experience that will be used in CentOS Stream and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. However, a previously announced web-based installer program has been delayed until Fedora 40.

Meanwhile, Fedora 39 offers the usual upgrades in the kernel and standard desktop applications such as LibreOffice and Gnome Boxes. Among the performance enhancements are default hardware-accelerated video decoding, multithreaded thumbnails for images, and improved search performance in Gnome and the file manager. Users may also notice a color-coded Bash prompt, as well as enhancements contained in Gnome 45, such as a more detailed workspace window and a PipeWire-based camera app, a rewritten Image Viewer app, and new desktop widgets. Such changes continue Fedora's long tradition of a user-friendly experience suitable for all levels of users.

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