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Fedora 33 Released with GNOME 3.38.1 and Linux Kernel 5.8, Btrfs as Default Filesystem

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Continuing the six-month release cycle, Fedora 33 is here exactly six months after the Fedora 32 release to bring you all the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source software, as well as some exciting new features that might turn some heads.

Powered by the Linux 5.8 kernel series, Fedora 33 is the first release to use Btrfs as default file system for all the official spins. Btrfs comes with some great features compared to the EXT file system, including copy-on-write, snapshots, transparent compression, checksums, pooling, and the ability to span over multiple hard drives.

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3 more posts about F33 release

  • Fedora 33 released

    The Fedora 33 release is now available in a variety of editions, including the newly promoted IoT edition. "No matter what variant of Fedora you use, you’re getting the latest the open source world has to offer. Following our 'First' foundation, we’ve updated key programming language and system library packages, including Python 3.9, Ruby on Rails 6.0, and Perl 5.32.

  • Fedora 33 is officially here!

    Today, I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of contributors to the Fedora Project: our latest release, Fedora 33, is here! This is a big release with a lot of change, but I believe all that work will also make it a comfortable one, fulfilling our goal of bringing you the latest stable, powerful, and robust free and open source software in many easy to use offerings.

  • Fedora 33 Released With Workstation Using Btrfs By Default

    Fedora 33 has just been released as the last major update to this Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution for 2020.

    Fedora 33 shipped on track even with its major changes like switching Fedora Workstation 33 to using Btrfs by default. Fedora Workstation 33 using Btrfs by default rather than EXT4 is certainly the mainline headline while the server spins continue to use XFS. But besides that Fedora 33 is also notable for using the fresh GNOME 3.38 desktop environment, LLVM 11, Python 3.9, RPM 4.16, Mesa 20.2, currently Linux 5.8 while Linux 5.9 is in testing as a stable release update, and more.

Why Linux Users Should Pay Attention To Fedora 33

  • Why Linux Users Should Pay Attention To Fedora 33

    Fedora 33 is a crucial (and awesome) Linux distro release for many reasons, including the new Welcome screen, Wayland stability and GNOME 3.38. Schykle is here to break it all down and explain why this is such an important version to pay attention to.

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  • Charles-Antoine Couret: Nouvelle version de Fedora dite 33

    En ce mardi 27 octobre, les utilisateurs du Projet Fedora seront ravis d'apprendre la disponibilité de la version Fedora 33.

    Fedora est une distribution communautaire développée par le projet Fedora et sponsorisée par Red Hat, qui lui fournit des développeurs ainsi que des moyens financiers et logistiques. Fedora peut se voir comme une sorte de vitrine technologique pour le monde du logiciel libre, c’est pourquoi elle est prompte à inclure des nouveautés.

    Fedora garde un rôle central dans le développement de ces nouveautés via le développement en amont. En effet, les développeurs de la distribution contribuent également directement au code d’un certain nombre de logiciels libres contenus dans la distribution, dont le noyau Linux, GNOME, NetworkManager, PackageKit, PulseAudio, Wayland, systemd, la célèbre suite de compilateurs GCC, etc. Cliquez ici pour voir l’ensemble des contributions de Red Hat.

Fedora Linux 33 with GNOME 3.38 now available for PC and Rasp

  • Fedora Linux 33 with GNOME 3.38 now available for PC and Raspberry Pi

    Last month, we told you about Fedora 33 Beta. This Linux distribution is significant for several reasons, including the fact that Linus Torvalds himself uses it. Yes, the father of Linux uses Fedora, and that is saying a lot. In fact, many expert-level Linux users choose Fedora because of its focus on truly free software.

    While it may not be ideal for all beginners, even those new to Linux may find Fedora to be a pleasing experience. I personally use it as my distro of choice, but I must confess that System76's Pop!_OS keeps enticing me more and more nowadays. Despite my distro-hopping activities, Fedora remains the rock that I can always count on.

Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux...

  • Fedora 33 released with lots of improvements to the Linux desktop | GamingOnLinux

    Sponsored by Red Hat, the Fedora Linux distribution has today released Fedora 33 which brings in numerous improvements for desktop users.

    For desktop users, Fedora Workstation is what you're looking for if you want what they claim is a "just works" Linux experience. Fedora 33 pulls in GNOME 3.38 'Orbis' which by itself is a pretty big upgrade, see our previous overview on that here. They're also now using the BTRFS filesystem as the default, which is again quite a major change that includes lots of advanced features for those who want it but for desktop users it shouldn't be a noticeable change. The Fedora team mention that the switch to BTRFS is laying the foundation to build upon in future releases.

Fedora 33 Desktop Install Guide

  • Fedora 33 Desktop Install Guide / Tour / Review – If Not True Then False

    This is quick guide / tour howto install Fedora 33 Desktop on real PC. First create your bootable USB flash drive using Fedora Media Writer, dd or similar tool.

    Just testing stable Fedora 33 release and everything works very smooth, even btrfs file system, which replaces ext4 as a default file system.

FossBytes and LinuxReviews

  • Fedora 33 Officially Released: Here's How To Upgrade Fedora Linux

    After launching Fedora 33 beta last month, the Fedora team has finally announced the release of a new stable version, Fedora 33. This is a successor to the previous Fedora 32, bringing a lot of exciting new features, improvements, and a new edition.

    With v33, Fedora Cloud Base Image and Fedora CoreOS will also be available in Amazon’s AWS Marketplace for the first time. If you want to know what’s new in Fedora 33, we have already written a separate article, which you can find here.

    [...]

    You can upgrade your Fedora Linux system using two methods: Graphical and command line. Graphical method is the simplest way to upgrade using the GNOME software center, where a notification will now be available in the Updates pane.

  • Fedora 33 Is Released - LinuxReviews

    Fedora is a short-lived GNU/Linux distribution from IBM subsidiary RedHat with releases every six months and a one-year support cycle for each release. This allows Fedora to have more bleeding edge packages than other more long-term distributions.

    The default Fedora 33 "Workstation Edition" features the latest GNOME 3.38 "Orbis" desktop environment, Linux 5.8 (though 5.9 is available in updates-testing), mesa 20.2.1 as the graphics stack, Wayland 1.18.0 as the display server, Python 3.9, Ruby on Rails 6.0, Perl 5.32 and LLVM 11. The new "welcome tour" introduced in GNOME 3.38 is present, and the desktop wallpaper is set to change depending on time of day. The system theme is the default GNOME theme which has a mix of light and dark applications. Some applications are almost white, others, like the GNOME terminal, are black. The workstation edition has option to change the system theme or customize how it looks beyond wallpapers, it is possible to change it and they have not yet removed the ability to add your own background images - one at a time, you can't add or browse folders.

    There are a few odd changes to Fedora 33 desktop users and specially laptop users should take note of. The default for a new installation is to use btrfs, not ext4, for the file system and the installers default disk partition layout does not include a swap partition. That's a problem if you want to hibernate to disk or use hybrid suspend on a laptop. There is no hibernation or hybrid suspend option in the GNOME desktop the workstation environment ships with even if you add a swap partition yourself, but it is possible to get that very basic functionality in the Xfce and KDE Plasma spins. Other basic functionality like the ability to change themes are also present in those spins.

Fedora 33 Now Available With GNOME 3.38

  • Fedora 33 Now Available With GNOME 3.38

    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.

Fedora 33 overview | Welcome to Freedom

Fedora 33: Honing Linux's cutting edge

  • Fedora 33: Honing Linux's cutting edge

    The new Fedora 33 Workstation comes with the greatly improved GNOME 3.38, desktop. If you aren't already familiar with GNOME, Fedora is not the Linux you want to learn it on. Try Ubuntu or openSUSE to get to know GNOME.

    However, if you're a fan of immutable desktops, you may want to check out Fedora Silverblue instead of Fedora Workstation.

    Silverblue tends to be more stable than other desktops. Also, if something does go wrong, you can easily reboot and rollback to the last working version. And if the rollback goes wrong, you can still download and boot any other image that was generated in the past, using the ostree command.

    All versions of Fedora are built on top of the Linux 5.8.15 kernel. For applications, it comes with the usual assortment of the latest versions of LibreOffice, office suite, and Firefox, web browser.

What’s new in Fedora 33 Workstation

  • What’s new in Fedora 33 Workstation

    Fedora 33 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here right now. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora 33 Workstation.

    [...]

    Fresh Fedora 33 installations will set the EDITOR environment variable to nano by default. This change affects several command line tools that spawn a text editor when they require user input. With earlier releases, this environment variable default was unspecified, leaving it up to the individual application to pick a default editor. Typically, applications would use vi as their default editor due to it being a small application that is traditionally available on the base installation of most Unix/Linux operating systems. Since Fedora 33 includes nano in its base installation, and since nano is more intuitive for a beginning user to use, Fedora 33 will use nano by default. Users who want vi can, of course, override the value of the EDITOR variable in their own environment. See the Fedora change request for more details.

Fedora 33 Run Through

  • Fedora 33

    Today we are looking at Fedora 33. It is based on Linux Kernel 5.8, Gnome 3.38, and uses about 1.7GB of ram when idling. Enjoy!

  • Fedora 33 Run Through - YouTube

    In this video, we are looking at Fedora 33. Enjoy!

Fedora 33: This new Linux distribution is designed to 'just work

  • Fedora 33: This new Linux distribution is designed to 'just work'

    Red Hat's community-driven Fedora Project has released the latest version of its open-source Linux distribution, Fedora 33.

    The latest version of Fedora Workstation is designed for developers who want a desktop Linux setup that requires minimal configuration and "just works", according to Fedora Project Leader, Matthew Miller.

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