Fedora (aka Fedora Linux) is a Linux distribution that is the upstream source of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and sponsored by a variety of companies, but primarily by Red Hat Incorporated. The community-supported Fedora Project develops and maintains Fedora.
As of Fedora 30, there are five different editions of Fedora are available for download:
- Fedora Workstation – edition of Fedora focused on desktop computing.
- Fedora Server – edition of Fedora focused on servers.
- Fedora CoreOS – edition of Fedora focused on cloud computing.
- Silverblue – edition of Fedora focused on an immutable desktop and delivered in images created by utilizing rpm-ostree. In addition to immutability, other benefits of Silverblue are speed, security, and atomic updates.
- Fedora IoT (Internet of Things) – edition of Fedora focused on IoT devices like an IoT internet gateway device, Rasberry Pi, and IoT sensors endpoint device, etc.
Fedora has a page hit ranking of nine on distrowatch.com and enjoys an 8.45/10 average visitor rating. As of February 2016, Fedora has an estimated 1.2 million users, including Linus Torvalds (as of 2015), creator of the Linux kernel.
New Features in Fedora 32
Changes and new features abound in Fedora 32. Let’s review some of them.
- Binutils upgraded to Binutils 2.3
- DNF (Dandified yum) improved (for better, more accurate counting of Fedora users)
- GCC 10 compiler upgraded
- Glibc upgraded to Glibc 2.31
- Python upgraded to Python 3.8
- Python 2 removed/retired
- Ruby upgraded to Ruby 2.7
- PHP upgraded to PHP 7.4
- MariaDB upgraded to MariaDB 10.4
- GNOME upgraded to GNOME 3.36 (Fedora Workstation 32)
- And many more