Announcing the release of Fedora 33 Beta

The Fedora Project is pleased to announce the immediate availability of Fedora 33 Beta the next step towards our planned Fedora 33 release at the end of October.

Download the prerelease from our Get Fedora site.

Or check out one of our popular variants including KDE Plasma Xfce and other desktop environments as well as images for ARM devices like the Raspberry Pi 2 and 3.

All of the desktop variants of Fedora 33 Beta including Fedora Workstation Fedora KDE and others will use BTRFS as the default filesystem. This is a big shift weve been using ext filesystems since Fedora Core 1. BTRFS offers some really compelling features for users including transparent compression and copy-on-write. For Fedora 33 were only defaulting to the basic features of BTRFS but well build out the default feature set to include more goodies in future releases.

Fedora 33 Workstation Beta includes GNOME 3.38 the newest release of the GNOME desktop environment. It is full of performance enhancements and improvements. GNOME 3.38 now includes a welcome tour after installation to help users learn about all of the great features this desktop environment offers. It also improves screen recording and multi-monitor support. For a full list of GNOME 3.38 highlights see the release notes.

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