Linux takes another step into open source with Fedora 24

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Open banking / 27 July 2016
Linux takes another step into open source with Fedora 24
Linux takes another step into open source with Fedora 24


Linux has taken a major leap in its path toward the next generation of distributions with Fedora 24. This is an open-source Linux operating system sustained by the Community of Fedora Project. Its mission is to spearhead the progress of free software and open source. The release of Fedora 24 is based on Linux Kernel 4.5.7, the latest version of Linux series 4.5.    

This is an independent Linux project albeit it benefits from the feedback and sponsorship of Red Hat. Red Hat is an open-source platform that offers Linux’s distributions. Since this operating system is based on Red Hat Linux, its distribution uses the RPM package manager to update, remove and install packages.

The story of Fedora began in 2014 when Linux tried to develop and redefine what a present-day operating system should be like. Fedora 24 represents a shift toward stability and, as such, Linux has decided to use the graphical server protocol instead of Wayland. However, Wayland is still available for users who prefer it.

Fedora 24 consists of a set of base packages supported on three different editions: 

– Workstation: it aims to provide software developers with a highly productive Linux desktop. It includes GNOME 3.20, a lot of usability improvements, a better search interface and a series of windows for direct access to user-selected music controls and to keyboard commands.

– Server: much more agile, it includes greater modularity and a more compact design after a series of unnecessary packages has been removed. It includes FreelPA 4.3, a management solution for security information. This new version of FreeIPA streamlines replica installation and improves the management of replica technology.

– Cloud: it includes OpenShift containers and has been optimized for application development and deployment. This makes it easier for developers to start building containers and for operators to start managing them. The OpenShift cloud provides Fedora users with a tool based on the Kubernetes cloud. As a result, users can build, deploy and orchestrate many of the latest innovations in Linux containers. 

This operating system has become one of the most influential systems in the world of open source since it can be deployed in any software while allowing maximum personalization. 

Sources: TechNewsWorld, Linux Insider y Fedora Magazine

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