Announced in early August and initially planned for the end of the month, the Fedora Asahi Remix distribution is finally here for those who want to install the Fedora Linux operating system on their Apple Silicon Macs.

The distro is based on the latest Fedora Linux 39 release and ships with the KDE Plasma 5.27 LTS desktop environment by default, using Wayland.

  • @[email protected]
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    16 months ago

    That is great to hear, but I am just a little annoyed that I just installed the beta the other day. Would have been nice to have the full install experience.

    • dinckel
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      56 months ago

      You can update to the full release the same way you’d normally update Fedora

      • @[email protected]
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        16 months ago

        I know, it is just the timing is all I am complaining about. It makes no real difference, but it bothers me for reasons unknown.

    • @[email protected]OP
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      26 months ago

      I didn’t try the betas so not sure what they were like, but this release is solid. I’m running the KDE version, the animations are smooth af, and everything’s fast (M1 MBA). Haven’t had any crashes or major issues yet. Only issue for me is that the built-in mic doesn’t work yet (but the speakers and webcam do), so hopefully that’s sorted out in the near future.

      My previous experiments with Linux on Macs were all Intel-based ones and they always felt a bit clunky and buggy, but Asahi doesn’t feel that way at all.

      Haven’t tested out any of the Box64 emulation/gaming stuff so might give that a try this weekend and see what’s that like (I believe they’ve only got basic OpenGL support right now, no Vulkan yet but that should be coming soon). But there’s a lot of development going on in this space in general (x86 emulation + gaming on ARM), so it’s pretty exciting to be in the midst of it and watching it evolve!