Fedora 21 Linux Distro Tuned for Desktop, Server, Cloud

Fedora 21 Linux Distro Tuned for Desktop, Server, Cloud
Fedora 21 Has Three Products
GNOME Is a Fedora 21 Desktop Option
GNOME Classic
Developers Are a Primary Focus for Fedora Workstation
LibreOffice and GNOME Documents Provide Office Functionality
Firefox Is the Default Browser
Users Can Easily Add More Software
GNOME Boxes Provide Virtualization
Cockpit Provides Server Management
Fedora Cloud Has an Atomic Container Host
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Fedora 21 Linux Distro Tuned for Desktop, Server, Cloud

By Sean Michael Kerner

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Fedora 21 Has Three Products

Fedora 21 offers three distinct products: Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server and Fedora Cloud editions.

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GNOME Is a Fedora 21 Desktop Option

Within the Workstation release, users have the choice of either a regular GNOME 3 or a GNOME Classic desktop. The GNOME desktop provides an activities-focused approach.

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GNOME Classic

The GNOME Classic desktop interface provides users with a more traditional GNOME desktop that includes applications, places and files as top menu items.

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Developers Are a Primary Focus for Fedora Workstation

The new DevAssistant tool in Fedora 21 Workstation is intended to help developers get up and running with a development environment.

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LibreOffice and GNOME Documents Provide Office Functionality

Fedora 21 Workstation provides users with the LibreOffice Suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications. The GNOME Documents application provides additional document management tools for users.

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Firefox Is the Default Browser

The Mozilla Firefox 34 browser is the default browser in Fedora 21 Workstation, but users can choose to install other browsers, as well.

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Users Can Easily Add More Software

The aptly named "Software" application enables Fedora 21 Workstation users to find and install applications.

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GNOME Boxes Provide Virtualization

The Box application in Fedora 21 Workstation enables users to run virtual operating system environments.

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Cockpit Provides Server Management

The Fedora 21 Server includes the Cockpit application for server monitoring and management.

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Fedora Cloud Has an Atomic Container Host

There are two variants of the Fedora Cloud image, including a base image that can run on any cloud and an Atomic Host image that also includes Docker container functionality.

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