The company said that the enhancements are aimed at improving the overall experience for both new and advanced users by integrating a more seamless design and matur filesystem while providing a foundation for new use cases, like Internet-of-Things (IoT) and edge computing.
“At the heart of Fedora, we aim to deliver a free, innovative, open source platform for hardware, clouds and containers that are easy to use no matter where you’re starting. Fedora 33 delivers on that promise with updates targeted at both a new and advanced user while keeping new and exciting use cases in mind like the edge computing and IoT for continued innovation,” said Matthew Miller, Fedora project leader, Red Hat.
Updates in Fedora 33 includes the introduction of GNOME 3.38, with a new Tour application, highlighting the main functionality of the desktop and utilities refresh, providing an easier start for new users.
For developers and advanced users, Boxes now allows editing virtual machines’ (VMs) libvirt XML directly, enabling them to change advanced settings not available in the user interface.
All Fedora desktop offerings now use BTRFS as the default filesystem. BTRFS is a stable and mature file system with modern features like data integrity, compression, multiple device support and more, laying the foundation for future enhancements.
New features for Fedora IoT, newly promoted to Edition status, provide an 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,
The company said that the EarlyOOM service is now enabled by details to improve the user experience in low-memory situations.