Fedora 32 is officially released and available for download. This is what’s new in this release.
The Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 32 – yet another stable release with significant changes across the Fedora ecosystem, Spins, Servers.
If you are running the earlier Fedora 31 workstation or servers you can immediately upgrade. Upgrade instructions are at the bottom of this page.
What’s New in Fedora 32
Linux Kernel 5.6
Fedora 32 powered by Linux Kernel 5.6. Linux Kernel brings some major improvements such as WireGuard support out-of-the-box, early USB4 support (after USB 2.0 and USB 3.0), Support for Amazon Echo, more hardware support, and many more.
Fedora 32 Workstations – the default GNOME Image brings GNOME 3.6 as a desktop environment. GNOME 3.36 added some iconic changes including – Redesigned lock and login screen for more focus and easy use, a brand new application to manager GNOME Shell extensions, redesigned notification, and calendar area with the ability to control your notifications.
EarlyOOM enabled by default
In the new Fedora 32 Workstation, EarlyOOM is enabled by default. EarlyOOM helps to recover from out of memory situations sooner, rather than the typical complete system hang in which the user has no other choice but to force power off.
When your system’s RAM and swap use go below 10% and 5%, EarlyOOM starts initiating termination and kill signals to processes.
Fedora 32 includes updated versions of programming and system library packages like Ruby 2.7, Python 3.8, and Perl. It also includes GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version 10, updated underlying infrastructure software.
Python 2 is past end-of-life and it has been removed from Fedora. However, there are many applications are still using Python 2x, hence a legacy python2.7 package is provided for developers and users who still need it.
Fedora 32 Workstation also enables the fs.trim timer by default, which improves performance and wear leveling for solid-state drives.
How to Download
Head over to below link to grab your latest copy of Fedora 32 in all flavors.
How to Upgrade from Fedora 31 to Fedora 32
If you want to upgrade from prior releases, run below commands from the terminal.
sudo dnf upgrade –refresh -y
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade
sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=32
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot