The Fedora Workstation edition is a reliable, user-friendly, and powerful operating system for your laptop or desktop computer. It supports a wide range of developers, from hobbyists and students to professionals in corporate environments. Fedora 22 Workstation builds on the previous initial release of Fedora 21 Workstation, providing a set of enhancements designed to boost your workflow and help your productivity.
Notifications in Fedora 22 Workstation have been given a major overhaul, designed to keep you better informed and interfere less with your work. Notifications are now displayed in the center of the top bar.
A small dot shaped marker appears next to the time in the top bar to let you know you have unread notifications. Clicking on the clock presents a pop over that shows all the unread notifications, and allows you to dismiss individual notifications, or clear them all.
And if you’re a serious Terminal user, longer background jobs now notify you when they’re done, so you can get on with other work and pick up the results when you’re ready.
Theme and Interaction enhancements
Fedora 22 Workstation also features refinements to the default theme helping you better navigate the interface and more easily identify information on the screen. The theming of the Overview and pop-overs that appear from the topbar have been restyled. The calendar portion of the clock pop over has also been restyled.
Scrollbars on applications that use the newer GTK3 toolkit are now displayed with an overlaid indicator providing a cleaner, less distracting view which helps you focus on window content. The scrollbar trough is shown when the mouse pointer is hovered over the overlaid scrollbar indicator.
When content is scrolled in a window, there is now an indication in the form of a subtle dotted line at the top and / or the bottom of the scrolled content to show that there is more content above or below. Also if you try to scroll up (or down) when at the top (or bottom) of content that is scrolled, a pulsing animation is shown to inform you you are at the top or bottom.
Installing and Updating with Software
The Software application for installing new applications from the Fedora Repositories has more and better data than ever before, and makes it easy for you to find a wide variety of useful free software. It also makes keeping your system up to date a snap. The Software app also can install all sorts of extras such as fonts or media helpers.
Improved File browsing with Files
The default file manager, Files is also updated providing a better view of your files and folders. The new view popover makes it easy to change the zoom level and sort order from a single place. You can also now move files and folders to the trash intuitively using the Delete key, rather than the Ctrl+Delete keyboard combination.
The Image Viewer in Fedora 22 Workstation has been redesigned to reduce the amount of window chrome and give more space to images.
Virtualization with Boxes
The user interface for Boxes, the default application for managing virtual and remote machines on Fedora 22 Workstation, has a large number of improvements, including new preferences dialogs, a revamped box creation assistant, a feature to send keyboard shortcuts to a box, and display scaling by default.
Fedora 22 Workstation also introduces Builder, a new IDE for GNOME that contains a wide range of features, including a project creation and handling, a VI editing mode, split-panel editing, API exploration documentation, and even a Markdown preview mode.