As per schedule, the Fedora team has finally launched Fedora 33 Beta, a pre-stable release available to download and test all new features and updates.
A stable version of this Red Hat-sponsored community Linux distribution is scheduled for the end of October 2020. Until then, let’s see what’s coming in the upcoming Fedora 33.
Fedora 33 Beta: What’s New?
The beta version of Fedora 33 contains a lot of important changes that will finally land in the final version as well.
For instance, the transition to Btrfs filesystem for Fedora Workstations and Spins across x86_64 and ARM architectures, a more approachable GNU Nano editor as default, and enabling earlyOOM by default to improve system responsiveness while running out of memory.
Previously Fedora 32 introduced a new edition, Comp-NeuroFedora lab to enable computational neuroscience.
Likewise, the latest Fedora 33 has also added a new edition, Fedora IoT, as an official Fedora edition for those looking for a lightweight yet powerful and scalable core OS for the Internet of Things project.
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Here are the highlights of the key features of Fedora 33 Beta:
- Switch from Ext4 to Btrfs file system by default
- GNOME 3.38 desktop environment
- Fedora IoT as an official edition
- Nano as default terminal text editor
- earlyOOM by default in Fedora 33 KDE Beta
- Better thermal management and peak performance on Intel CPUs
- Animated background by default
- Removal of Python 2.6 and Python 3.4
- Updated versions of popular packages like Ruby, Python, and Perl
If you want complete details of all features, we have already written a separate article, which you can find here.