The Officially Newly Released Fedora 25 Alpha Runs Wayland By Default

The Fedora Project launched Fedora 24 back in the month of June and packed it with tons of new features, including the addition of OpenShift Origin and FreeIPA 4.3. Now, in August, the project has released the first and only alpha of Fedora 25, making it available for testing.

The Fedora team wrote in its announcement post that this Fedora’s Alpha release is guided by Fedora QA team and that helps them to locate and target bugs.


Despite the rumors that the next-generation display server may not ship with version 25, Fedora 25 Alpha Workstation runs Wayland by default. And Xorg is an available option for you if you are stuck with unsupported hardware.

Other features coming to Fedora 25 are:

  • Unicode 9.0 and Emoji Typing support
  • Replacement of UDisks2 with Storaged
  • Automatic language detection by input
  • Upgrades: Glibc 2.24, Perl 5.24 Ruby on Rails 5.0, PHP 7.0. GNOME 3.21.4, Linux kernel 4.8.0, GCC 6.1.1, LibreOffice
  • systemd kills all process when logging out
  • Better switchable graphics support

Read our dedicated article on the new features that will be in Fedora 25.

From the current schedule we expect a Beta release to be on the 11th of October and a Final Release on the 15th of November.

Remember that this build is an alpha build so we don’t recommend that you make it your daily use – see it as an opportunity for enthusiasts of Fedora and early testers to test the new features as well as help report bugs. There is already a bug issue related to dual-booting Windows and OS X. If you don’t have a spare machine for testing  we’ll advice that you only install it on a VM.

Feel free to download the different versions of Fedora 24 Alpha from the links below.

Are you happy that the fedora Project continued with the Wayland implementation? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Martins Okoi
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