Fedora Project, proudly announced the release and general availability of Fedora 24 on June 21, 2016 after the Beta release was delayed for various reasons for three times. In addition to tradition 32-bit and 64-bit architecture, Fedora 24 server can now be downloaded and installed on machines having architecture PPC64, PPC64el and ARM64. Also, you can download and test Cloud and Docker images of this Release.
Peter Robinson from Fedora said – “To meet specific use cases, fedora release three editions of Fedora 24 namely Fedora 24 Cloud, Fedora 24 Server and Fedora 24 Workstation” says Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader. Miller adds, “Each edition is built on top of a common set of Base packages, which forms the core foundation of Fedora 24”
Features of Fedora 24
- glibc 2.23 for improved performance and POSIX Compliance. Also, this will give Backward compatibility to Fedora 23.
- GCC 6 for better code optimization. All base packages have been rebuilt with GCC 6.
- Additional Locales.
- The Home User’s edition of Fedora 24 Workstation ships with preview of GNOME 3.20. Other Desktop Environment will soon be available. I have used KDE Plasma, Unity, XFCE, but I don’t like anything more than Gnome. Using Gnome feels like at home. Even If you don’t advocate Gnome, you must give it a try as it has improved a lot over the years.
- Wayland available, but not as a default. Maybe Fedora 25 gets Wayland as default.
- Various Changes in theming of GTK+3.
- The Server edition is shipped with FreeIPA 4.3 (Domain Controller Role) to help streamline installation of replicas.
- A new Topology Plugins has been added which will take care of new replica segment creation.
- Lots of packages has been removed from Server edition to make installer small.
- Numerous Security and Bug fixes.
If you are not sure, what to Download, you will probably need
64-bit Live Image (1.43 GB)
Fedora 24 seems Promising with a lot of new features and Improvement. Backward compatibility to Fedora 23 is a bonus. Gnome 3.20 ensure improved Desktop experience. Wayland (though not the default) is going to revolutionize GUI experience, for sure.
If you like bleeding edge technology, you must try Fedora 24. Please note that Fedora is the favorable distribution of the father of Linux. Yes, you heard it right, Fedora is the choice for Linus Torvalds.
We are going to review Fedora 24 in the next post. Till then Stay tuned, Healthy and connected to Unixmen. Don’t forget to give your valuable feedback in the comments below. Like and share us and help us get spread.