With the release of Fedora 32, one might wonder how it compares to its immediate predecessor. What exactly changed or what was introduced that one with Fedora 31 should know about? To make it easier for one with such questions, this article juxtaposes the two versions in a tabular fashion so that it can be simple to place a finger on their similarities and differences.

Fedora 32 vs Fedora 31 Linux

Here is the comparison table for Fedora 32 vs Fedora 31.

FeaturesFedora 32Fedora 31
KernelFedora 32 comes with Kernel 5.6Fedora 31 was released with Kernel 5.3
Release datesReleased on 28th April 2020Released on 29th October 2019
DesktopFedora 32 has the latest GNOME 3.36 releaseFedora 31 was released with then latest GNOME 3.24
CGroupsFull use of CGroups v2Introduction of CGroups v2
GlibGlibc 2.31Glibc 2.30
Out of MemoryHas new EarlyOOM package to solve out of memory problemsStill in use of in-kernel oom-killer only.
DockerFedora strongly encourages the use of Podman due to CGroups v2Docker package was removed in Fedora 31 and replaced with moby-engine
Fate of 32-bit SystemsNo ISO for 32-bit systems in Fedora 32 as wellSupport for 32-bit systems was dropped in Fedora 31
Extensions applicationFedora 32 features a new Extensions applicationExtensions application not available due to GNOME 3.24
Visual ImpressionsFedora 32 has been adorned in a better Nautilus File Manager and good GNOME 3.26 looks.Fedora 31 users would surely notice the visual changes and performance improvements
Fedora OptionsFedora Silverblue
Fedora IoT
Fedora CoreOS
New Comp-NeuroFedora lab
Fedora Silverblue
Fedora IoT
Fedora CoreOS
Packet Filtering FrameworkFedora 32 now uses nftables for packet filteringFedora 31 still used iptables for packet filtering
LanguagesDjango 3.0
PHP 7.4
Go 1.14
Python 3.8
Node js 12
Go 1.13
Python 3
SSD’s packagesTRIM enabled by default for SSDsNo TRIM package in Fedora 31
Desktop compositorWaylandWayland

There is so much that the future of Fedora holds especially in this decade where there is a tectonic shift into containerized workloads. We can see Fedora going into that direction with more focus and prioritization having in mind that projects such as Fedora Silverblue and Fedora CoreOS are being matured as time goes by. We can be sure that time will come when our desktop operating systems will be powered entirely by containers and Fedora will be so ready for it.

Well, there you have it guys. Fedora 32 is a wonderful release and we highly encourage you to experience it yourself. You can shift right away if you are on Fedora 31 by following how to Upgrade Fedora 31 to Fedora 32 Linux Workstation guide.

Closing Words

WE hope that the dedication, the days and nights of toil, the triumphs and failures and all the challenges experienced while giving Fedora 32 its current wonderful shape will not be taken for granted. Presenting itself with brilliance evidenced by the marriage of art and good user experience, Fedora 32 is ready to serve the globe.

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