Fedora 31- officially now available to install only on 64-bit systems

The latest version of Linux operating system Fedora that is Fedora 31 is now available to download and use. It features GNOME 3.34 in Wayland mode as default interface to increase the performance, especially on old hardware. Also, from now onwards, Fedora mainstream OS will not be available in 32-bit versions as they ditched and discontinued its support. However, with appropriate libraries, the users still can use the 32-bit application on the 64-bit version of Fedora 31.

Download Fedora 31 ISO file or see, how to upgrade Fedora 30 to 31.

As Fedora 31 uses version 2 control groups (Cgroups V2) to put processes in their place, thus, by default, Docker packages will not be available and have been replaced by upstream package moby-engine, which includes the Docker CLI as well as the Docker Engine, nevertheless, Fedora recommends to use Cgroups v2-compatible Podman which also has Docker-CLI comparable command line. Cgroups v2 can regulate the consumption of resources.

Also, systems that are running a 64-bit version of Fedora 31, the 32-bit repositories have turned off for them by the team.

The developers have updated the Glibc to version 2.30 as well as NodeJS to version 12, the 3D graphics are handled by Mesa 19.2.

Python 3 set as default and the users by default will not be able to access root user via SSH and need to enable the same for usage.

The RPM packages are now packed with the Zstd algorithm, which replaces the old Xz algorithm to speed up the unpacking of the packages.

This new Fedora version is also available in “spin” Fedora version with the KDE and new Xfce 4.14. Furthermore, for servers, a containerized “Fedora CoreOS” is available in a preview version.

To know more see the official announcement.

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