Fedora 31 is officially here. Fedora is known to provide the cutting-edge open-source software in its every release. The foundation continues to follow the same. Let’s see what’s new and improved in this new release since its last predecessor.
What’s New In Fedora 31
As I stated above that the Fedora focuses on providing cutting-edge technology in each new release. In Fedora 31 also, there is not much that users will notice instantly after installing/upgrading. But that should not stop anyone from upgrading to Fedora 31. It has got all the latest software, bug fixes, and security fixes.
For those looking for a new distro can hop on Fedora 31 for the latest software that open source has to offer.
Fedora 31 ships with the latest GNOME 3.34. GNOME 3.34 has introduced a couple of new features that we discussed in our Ubuntu 19.10 article.
The most noticeable feature of GNOME 3.34 is the ability to group icons in the activities overview. The settings to choose desktop has also been refreshed and is much more simple.
Besides this, the new GNOME version has improved performance that users will especially notice on low-end hardware.
Fedora is a developers-friendly distro. It comes with a lot of technologies preinstalled such as Python and NodeJS. In Fedora 31, they have updated Python 2 to Python 3 because the earlier version is reaching its EOL(End of Life) this year.
NodeJS has also been upgraded to NodeJS 12.
If you are a developer, then you should really know Toolbox. Fedora has created the Toolbox for easily handling containers. If you do not know the container, we have covered it here.
With Toolbox users can easily create, remove and list containers with easy to use toolbox commands. Each container a user creates is in the main system but completely separate. The packages installed in the container are isolated from the main system. This way, user can test out different settings without messing with the main system.
If anything goes wrong with the container, simply remove the container and create a new one.
Toolbox is preinstalled in Fedora Silverblue 30 and 31. To be able to use Toolbox in Fedora Workstation or any Fedora spin, install it using the following command –
sudo dnf install toolbox
Once installed, use it from the command line to manage containers.
Toolbox commands –
Create container –
Enter toolbox –
toolbox enter --container name
List toolboxes –
Remove toolbox –
toolbox rm [--force] name
This is how easy it is to manage containers in Fedora.
So these are the main features that you will enjoy in Fedora 31. All the software in the new release have been updated to their latest versions.
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If you do not like Fedora GNOME, do not worry, there are many other desktop environments to choose from. Visit spins.fedoraproject.org and you can download Fedora in KDE, Xfce, LXQt, Mate-compiz, Cinnamon, LXDE, and SOAS Desktop.