Fedora Project Fedora 24 is available




Fedora Project has released Fedora 24 Tuesday. The supplied sponsored Linux distro Red Hat with Gnome 3.20 and contains many improvements under the hood. The compiler has been updated to GNU Compiler Collection 6.

Fedora 24 had to be postponed four times to fix bugs on the last minute. The distro would actually appear May 17, but Tuesday is the OS anyway released. The various versions of the Linux OS include new functionality. For example, Fedora 24 Workstation versions for laptops and desktops, Gnome 3.20. The software has Wayland not standard yet, but there is work done for the X-replacement Fedora Project and points to the possibility that Fedora 25 or default Wayland running.

The distro comes with version 2.3 of glibc, which should have a positive impact on performance. There are also improvements made to the Posix compliance and version 6 of the GNU Compiler Collection is available. All basic packages are based on six GCC, which stability would benefit.

Besides the Workstation Server and Cloud version of Fedora 24 appeared. Server comes with packages and tools as FreeIPA 4.3 for use with servers and Cloud is a minimized version for cloud applications. The cloud version will include bundled with the package OpenShift Origin. This is a platform-as-a-server based on the Kubernetes container platform for apps.

There are Fedora Spins for users who want to try different desktop environments. These versions include include KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE, Compiz-Mate and Cinnamon. Another alternative Fedora version Labs, software targeted at specific applications such as games and robotics. Finally, there is a version for ARM-socs. The versions of Fedora 24 are available from the download section of the project.

Fedora is supported by Red Hat and is the basis for Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

Fedora 24 Workstation


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