Tras a week late, Fedora 32 has been officially released. The new version of this popular Linux distribution arrives after six months of development, enough time to add outstanding news such as the latest versions of the graphical environments in which it is available, among which GNOME 3.36 stands out for being the desktop of the main version of the draft. The distribution is also available with KDE (Plasma), Xfce, LXQt, MATE, Cinnamon and SOAS desktops.
This version has come with general improvements, among which we have updates in library packages such as GCC 10, Ruby 2.7 and Python 3.8. The developer team has taken advantage of this release to remove the Python 2 packages, although they keep the python27 package for developers and users who still need it. Perhaps more importantly, they have activated the EarlyOOM service by default to improve user experience in low memory situations.
Fedora 32 works best in low memory situations
As usual, they have taken advantage of the moment to update the kernel, including this time Linux 5.6, a core that I arrive with outstanding novelties such as native support for WireGuard or a function that will make the processors of our equipment stay cooler.
Users interested in downloading Fedora 32 can do so from the official download website or from the Spins section if you are looking for a desktop other than GNOME. Existing users will be able to upgrade from the same operating system by following these steps:
- We make a backup of all important files.
- As there is already a new stable release, a graphical notification will appear indicating it. We click on it. Another option is to run the Software application and go to the "Updates" panel.
- An image will appear inviting us to install the new version. We click on «Download».
- Once the necessary things have been downloaded, it will ask us to restart to install the updated files. We do. Once we re-enter the operating system we will enter Fedora 32.
If you try the new version, feel free to leave your experiences in the comments.