fedora 24 : Top Features You Should Know

Fedora 24  is releasing on June 2 and here are some prominent features of fedora 24  that you should know.

Workstation Features

GNOME 3.20 –  it incorporates many usability improvements like easier input device and printer settings, better search interface, shortcuts for keyboard commands and more convenient music controls.

Flatpak  – Flatpak is framework for desktop applications on Linux. flastpak allows updating applications on a running system and running  multiple versions of the same application to be installed at the same time.  More about flatpak here : http://flatpak.org/

Wayland – Wayland is a next-generation graphics stack and is included in Fedora 24 to try out features. It is easier to develop and maintain and GNOME and KDE are expected to be ported to it. It may be the default stack in Fedora 25 server release replacing X. more info at –  https://wayland.freedesktop.org/

Server Features

Servers are made modular and streamlined by  removing unnecessary packages. Installer in this release has a smaller footprint.

FreeIPA 4.3  – It is a major feature of Fedora 24  & it provides Integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), 389 Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS, Dogtag certificate system, SSSD and others. . More info at https://www.freeipa.org

Cloud Features

Fedora 24 provides platform for containerized applications to develop container images with applications layered on top of the base Fedora Docker image. A layered image build service, which provides tools for Fedora contributors to start creating and shipping layered container images in Fedora 25 and beyond.

Fedora Spins

Fedora Spins are alternative Fedora versions that offer additional desktop environments and other custom collections of software Features  like KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE, Mate-Compiz, and Cinnamon on Fedora base. Spin downloads are offered via direct download, but you can also get them via BitTorrent. more info https://spins.fedoraproject.org/

Fedora Labs

Fedora Labs offers a selection of sofware bundles of purpose-driven software. These may be installed as standalone full versions of Fedora or as add-ons to existing Fedora installations. You can download these tools as complete Fedora image, or you can install them using a software manager on an existing Fedora installation.
Fedora Labs offer collections of softwares for specific purposes like Games, Roboticsalong with a new lab focused on Astronomy.
More info at https://labs.fedoraproject.org/

Alternate Fedora Architectures – ARM

Fedora 24 now provides a Server image along with desktop images. All secondary architectures, AArch64, Power64 (ppc64, ppc64le) & s390x are released simultaneously. This includes Server edition for all architectures and the Cloud and Docker base images for AArch64 and Power64.  AArch64 and Power64 now have support for golang, nodejs, mongodb; along with numerous other architecture-specific enhancements as in main architecture.

Atomic Host

Atomic Host is a lightweight, immutable platform, designed with the sole purpose of running containerized applications.  Atomic Host will now be built on Fedora 24.

The Fedora Cloud SIG offers a new Fedora product Atomic Cloud Image.

qcow2 Image
Fedora 24 Cloud Atomic Host in a Qcow2-formatted image for use with OpenStack.

Raw Image
This is Fedora 24 Cloud Atomic Host in a compressed raw image format. If you’re not sure what to use, try this.

VirtualBox Image
If you’re using Vagrant on Mac OS X or Windows, this is likely the image you’ll want to use.

libvirt/KVM Image
If you’re using Vagrant on Fedora, this is the image you’ll want to use.

Atomic Host Cloud Images for Amazon Public Cloud EC2

Hardware Virtual Machine (HVM) links  provide   listings of available AMIs by region with buttons to launch them in  Amazon Web Services account. AMI IDs for usage with the AWS Console or command-line tools are also provided.
More info –  https://getfedora.org/en/cloud/download/atomic.html



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