Fedora Kinoite User Guide

Welcome to the Fedora Kinoite user guide!

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Fedora Kinoite is an immutable desktop operating system. It aims to be extremely stable and reliable. It also aims to be an excellent platform for developers and for those using container-focused workflows.

Introduction to Fedora Kinoite

Fedora Kinoite is a variant of Fedora KDE Spin. It looks, feels and behaves like a regular desktop operating system, and the experience is similar to what you find with using a standard Fedora KDE Spin.

However, unlike other operating systems, Fedora Kinoite is immutable. This means that every installation is identical to every other installation of the same version. The operating system that is on disk is exactly the same from one machine to the next, and it never changes as it is used.

Fedora Kinoite’s immutable design is intended to make it more stable, less prone to bugs, and easier to test and develop. Finally, Fedora Kinoite’s immutable design also makes it an excellent platform for containerized applications as well as container-based software development. In each case, applications (apps) and containers are kept separate from the host system, improving stability and reliability.

Fedora Kinoite’s core technologies have some other helpful features. OS updates are fast and there’s no waiting around for them to install: just reboot as normal to start using the next version. With Fedora Kinoite, it is also possible to roll back to the previous version of the operating system, if something goes wrong.

About this guide

In most cases, Fedora Kinoite behaves like a standard Fedora KDE Spin installation, and the standard Fedora documentation can be used. This guide covers those areas where Fedora Kinoite differs from a standard Fedora KDE Spin, including:

The primary audience for these docs are new users, who aren’t expected to have specialist knowledge or technical knowledge about Fedora Kinoite’s internals. However, some background technical information is provided, for those who are interested and want to learn more.

Known bugs

Fedora Kinoite is considered stable since its first release as part of Fedora 35. However it is not complete and there are still some features missing to make using it a great user experience.

A list of currently known bugs, issues and missing features is compiled in the KDE SIG tracker. Feel free to open a new one if you find something missing or broken.