The Fedora Project has announced the general availability of Fedora 33. Fedora 33 enhancements are aimed at improving the overall experience for both new and advanced users by integrating a more seamless design and mature filesystem.
The latest version also provides a foundation for new use cases, like IoT and edge computing.
The introduction of GNOME 3.38, with a new Tour application, provides an easier start for new users.
For developers and advanced users, Boxes now allows editing virtual machines’ (VMs) libvirt XML directly. This enables them to change advanced settings not available in the user interface.
Fedora Workstation now also features an animated background, based on the time of day.
All Fedora desktop offerings now use BTRFS as the default filesystem.
New features for Fedora IoT, newly promoted to Edition status, provide a strong operating system for IoT and edge computing use cases. The edition introduces Platform AbstRaction for SECurity (PARSEC), an open source initiative to provide a common API to hardware security and cryptographic service in a platform agnostic environment.
Additionally, Fedora 33 includes updated key programming languages and system library packages, including Python 3.9, Ruby on Rails 6.0 and Perl 5.32.
In Fedora KDE, EarlyOOM service is now enabled by details to improve the user experience in low-memory situations.