Hands-on with Fedora Media Writer 5.0: New Qt6 UI, Fedora Kinoite support, and more.

Fedora Media Writer 5.0 is now available as part of Fedora Linux 36 release and it is a major update to the official Fedora Linux ISO flash utility that comes with a new user interface and features.

Written entirely in Qt 6, the Fedora Media Writer 5.0 utility, which comes preinstalled with the Fedora Linux 36 version, comes with a completely revamped user interface that makes it much easier for users to try out different editions of Fedora Linux, as well as write your favorite Fedora Linux spin much faster to a USB stick.

The new UI supports libadwaita to provide users with a modern interface with support for dark styles on Linux systems, as well as support for native styles on macOS and Windows systems. Yes, in case you didn’t know, Fedora Media Writer can even work on macOS and Windows to ease your migration to Linux!

The new Fedora Media Writer 5.0 user interface was written with usability in mind. The splash screen no longer shows the latest versions of Fedora Linux as it did in previous releases, but instead lets you choose between automatically downloading official Fedora Linux ISOs or selecting a local ISO image to write to a key USB.

If you choose the “Download Automatically” option, you will now be able to easily select any official version of Fedora Linux, including Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, Fedora IoT, Fedora Silverblue, Fedora Kinoite, as well as all Fedora Spins like KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXQt, LXDE, Cinnamon, MATE, SoaS, and i3, and Fedora Labs runs like Astronomy, Design Suite, Jam, Games, Python Classroom, Robotics Suite, Scientific, and Security Lab.

On the last screen, Fedora Media Writer 5.0 allows you to choose between different versions available (eg 36, 35 or 34), as well as architectures (eg Intel/AMD 64, AArch64 (ARM64) or ARM v7 (if supported). charge)) . There is also an option to delete the downloaded ISO after it has been successfully written to the USB flash drive.

Last but not least, Fedora Media Writer version 5.0 promises better recovery of USB flash drives on Windows systems.

You can download Fedora Media Writer 5.0 right now from the Fedora Linux repositories on supported versions, from its GitHub page for macOS and Windows systems, and from Flathub as a Flatpak application for other GNU/ Linux. Of course, Fedora Linux 36 users will find it in the default software selection if they update their installations today!

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