May 29, 2023

It professionals

About Fedora

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.

Fedora Editions

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 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.

Fedora 32 Beta - Available for download March 17, 2020.
Fedora 32 Beta – Available for download March 17, 2020

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

You may have missed