Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN is downloadable Here. Choices of Fedora 36 SPINS are – KDE Plasma, XFCE, LXQT, MATE, Cinnamon, LXDE, SOAS and i3 Tiling ‘n downloadable Here. Fedora’s default Workstation is GNOME ‘n I avoid it.

Fedora recommends using Fedora Media Writer; however, I am not sure how to get it using Linux, since Win 11 Pro is my primary OS. For Windows or Mac/Apple you can get it Here. Easy to use ‘n it always gets it right.

New to Fedora? See my Life wid‘ Fedora page. Have a Nvidia graphics card? See the RHEL-based page ‘n the RPM Fusion: RHEL-based Distros part 4 post ‘n this old link – How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 32.

I’ve written so much on Fedora Cinnamon SPIN that I offer the above guides instead of just repeating myself ‘n offering the same pics.


When Anaconda installer starts I just set the “Root Password,” but have never used the “User Creation.” See the Passwordless: Attention Linux Developers & users – ‘The Future of Authentication post on why I don’t like creating standard users.

Next, the “Installation Destination.” See the Fedora 32 – ‘Linus Torvalds’ Linux Distro Choice’ and/or the Fedora 33 installs posts for pics on deleting & how to then “Reclaim space” on the target disk. I fully install it onto a USB – see the Linux ‘n USB Flash Drives page on using USBs for full installations of Linux.

Quick installation…a little slower if installing to a USB.

Reboot into new Fedora 36 desktop

I also never use the offered “User Creation” option after reboot, i.e. I am a Fulltime Linux Root User on my own computers and don’t like annoying “Authenticate” popups or other types of ‘Pesky Passwords’ which slow down my Workflow.

Good time to make some quick setting preferences. One of my first changes is switching primary ‘n secondary mouse buttons. Then, since I am a Fulltime Linux Root User on my own computers and don’t even want to be slowed down wid a Login Welcome Window I make another setting’s change in System Settings:

Open Login Window option:

Username is root. I set the delay for 0 (zero) seconds. Then reboot to have setting change take effect.

UPDATE the System

Remember to add sudo to any of the below command lines (as Fulltime root I don’t need to) if you created a standard user.

Open terminal and type: dnf update

Reboot. Next, make your browser settings ‘n such…if you use Firefox or Waterfox you can: Browser > settings > General…scroll down to Browser ‘n check “Use autoscrolling” in case your mouse can do it. Makes it easier to search ‘n scroll pages.

Open GUI dnfdragora > File > refresh Metadata.

That should get you going ‘n maybe ready for the testing Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN at this point.

NVIDIA graphic cards

If you want to add the Nvidia driver for your card…there may be better ways, but this is the link I use for my Nvidia cards ‘n Fedora: How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Fedora 32.

I use the “Install Nvidia Driver using RPMFusion” section.

That eliminates instability ‘n “re-compiling every-time there is a new kernel update.” Have never had any problems wid this method.

Follow Step 1 & Step 2. I do another reboot at this point if it did any updating.

Step 3 is important: Add the free ‘n non-free rpmfusion repositories as instructed…copy ‘n past.

Step 4: My cards fall into the “recent GeForce/Quadro/Tesla selection” and I have never tried the other choices listed, but they should also work fine. At the terminal type: dnf install akmod-nvidia

Step 5: All done. Reboot your system…again. 😉

Fedora works well wid RPMFusion ‘n no driver “re-compiling every-time there is a new kernel update.” Here’s the Nvidia pic:


Fast…’Snappy‘ Fast! Here’s System Settings:

Here’s the new DE:

I’ll be moving Fedora 36 Cinnamon SPIN up to the #2 spot on Karmi’s Top 10 Linux Distros page!

Will also add this post to the Distros w/ *NO* “Authenticate” popup or other ‘Pesky Passwords & Life wid‘ Fedora pages.

If you’re a Linux user who is tired of your Distro’s “bleeding-edge” instability, especially if your Graphics card breaks every time your system updates the kernel, then give Fedora 36 SPINS a try:

Fedora 36 Is A Terrific Release Especially For Linux Enthusiasts, Power Users

Fedora 36 is releasing this morning as what is yet another release in recent times of being a very robust and bleeding-edge yet stable and reliable Linux distribution. I’ve already been running Fedora Workstation 36 and Fedora Server 36 snapshots on various systems in my benchmarking lab and this release has proven to be quite solid while adding new features and polish on top of the excellent Fedora 35.

Fedora 36 is a solid release for those wanting a powerful Linux distribution that is modern and forward-looking if you are looking to avoid Ubuntu 22.04 LTS due to its use of Snaps or other reasons, wanting something a bit more dependable than rolling releases like Arch Linux and its derivatives while still shipping current versions of software, or just not satisfied with the other distributions.

Will also add this to the Windows 11 page since it seems easy enough for a Windows user to use as a reliable secondary OS, e.g. Special *PURPOSE* Linuxes.

LINUX IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES – you never know what you’re gonna get!