Fedora 23 Improves Security, Desktop and Cloud

1 - Fedora 23 Improves Security, Desktop and Cloud
2 - Fedora 23 Comes in Workstation, Server and Cloud Flavors
3 - GNOME 3.18 Desktop Debuts
4 - Firefox 42 Is the Default Browser
5 - LibreOffice 5 Provides Desktop Suite
6 - SSLv3 Support Removed
7 - Linux 4.2 Kernel Is at the Core
8 - Fedora 23 Brings the Cloud to Servers
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Fedora 23 Improves Security, Desktop and Cloud

The latest milestone release of Red Hat's community Linux project debuts, providing the capability to bring a cloud image back down into a server image.

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Fedora 23 Comes in Workstation, Server and Cloud Flavors

As has been the case since Fedora 21, Fedora 23 is available as three distinct products: Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server and Fedora Cloud editions.

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GNOME 3.18 Desktop Debuts

On the Workstation side, the GNOME 3.18 open-source desktop makes its debut in Fedora 23. GNOME 3.18 improves performance and the overall stability of the desktop.

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Firefox 42 Is the Default Browser

Once again, Firefox is the default browser choice in Fedora 23, though users also can choose to install other browsers including Google Chrome.

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LibreOffice 5 Provides Desktop Suite

LibreOffice 5 is part of the Fedora 23 release, providing users with the Writer document, Calc spreadsheet, Impress presentation, Draw drawing, Math formula and Base database office suite applications.

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SSLv3 Support Removed

From a security perspective, Fedora 23 removes support for the SSL 3.0 protocol and the RC4 cipher, as both are currently considered to be exploitable.

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Linux 4.2 Kernel Is at the Core

Fedora 23 is powered by a new Linux 4.2 kernel. Linux creator Linus Torvalds first released the Linux 4.2 kernel on Aug. 30.

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Fedora 23 Brings the Cloud to Servers

The cloudtoserver tool in Fedora 23 Server enables server administrators to reclaim cloud images and bring them into a server deployment.

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