Fedora 33 | Installation and First Impressions

Fedora recently announced the availability of the Fedora 33 beta ahead of their final release. Some of the more notable changes and new features in this version of Fedora is shipping with GNOME 3.38 and switching the default file system to BTRFS. Some of the key changes to the GNOME desktop include cleaning up the application grid and removing the “Frequent Apps’ tab, a new guide that will aid new users in getting to know their desktop and more. To read about the new features included in GNOME 3.38 click here. BTRFS brings with it many key features that make it a very capable filesystem such as system snapshots and Copy on Write. To read more about the BTRFS file system click here.

So far I’m very impressed with the changes made to Fedora 33. Installation was quick and easy and you’re left with a fairly stock implementation of GNOME without too much additional fluff installed out of the box. I’m especially happy with the switch to BTRFS as that has quickly become my go-to filesystem for desktops and servers. To read more about Fedora 33 check out the release announcement here. I’ll be doing a full review once the final release is upon us but for now make sure you’re subscribed to the YouTube channel so you don’t miss it. What do you think of the Fedora 33 beta so far? Let me know in the comments below!

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