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Fedora 32 Beta Is Out: Upgrade Your Fedora Linux With GNOME Desktop

Red Hat-sponsored community project, Fedora, has announced the beta version of the upcoming Fedora 32. This release includes various minor bug fixes and package updates along with the latest GNOME 3.36 desktop.

According to the blog post,  Fedora 32 Beta will also introduce a new image in its Fedora Lab initiative for computational neuroscientists. Currently, Fedora Labs already contains six dedicated images named Astronomer, Designer, Gamer, Musician, Developer, and Security tester.

If you’re not aware, the Fedora Project maintains various editions targeting each for the special use case and profession. Fedora has two official editions Workstation and Server, along with the other three emerging edition — CoreOS, Silverblue, and IoT.

Fedora 32 Beta: New Tools And Features

In the Workstation edition, Fedora enables new EarlyOOM daemon to handle the system halt in case of memory shortage. The daemon automatically restores the state using heavy swap space.

F32 features the recent release of GNOME 3.36 desktop environment which brings various design and performance improvements. Naming some of them are Do Not Disturb (DND) button and parental controls. For a complete list of new features in GNOME 3.36, you can read our article here.

Among the software, Fedora 32 Beta updates the various packages to its latest versions. Here is the list of some key packages:

  • Python 3.8
  • GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 10
  • Ruby 2.7
  • Golang 1.14
  • Mono 6.6

For the complete list, you can head over to the official change set.

How To Install New Beta?

If you’re using Fedora 31, you can still upgrade your system to the beta version until the final stable release arrives at the end of April. You can run the following command:

sudo dnf upgrade –refresh -y
sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=32
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

You can also download the ISO images available for desktop, ARM-based computers or specific purposes from here.

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