Fedora 26 Brings New Boltron Modularity Technology to Linux Servers

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Fedora 26 Brings New Boltron Modularity Technology to Linux Servers

The Fedora Linux community is set to release its second major milestone release of 2017 on July 11, with the debut of Fedora 26. Fedora is a community Linux project that is backed by Red Hat and has often served in the past as a launching platform for new operating system capabilities that are later integrated into Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). Fedora 26 has three distinct editions, including Workstation, Cloud and Server, each targeted for specific deployment use-cases. With Fedora 26 Workstation, the big new update is the integration of the GNOME 3.24 desktop environment which provides users with improved usability features. On the Fedora 24 Server edition, administrators can try out a preview of Fedora’s Boltron modularity technology that provides a new flexible approach to running different versions of applications. In this slide show covers the highlights of the Fedora 26 Linux release.

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DNF Package Manager Updated

Fedora 26 marks the debut of the updated DNF-2.0 package manager, providing an advanced package management system for the Linux distribution.

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Fedora 26 Is Available in Workstation, Server and Atomic Flavors

As has been the case since Fedora 21, Fedora 26 is available as three distinct products: Workstation (desktop), Server and Atomic (Docker/Kubernetes) editions.

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Fedora 26 Includes GNOME 3.24 on the Desktop

The default desktop for the Workstation edition of Fedora 26 is the GNOME 3.24 environment, which became generally available on March 22. GNOME 3.24 provides a more fluid user experience than its predecessors and adds enhanced notification capabilities.

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The LibreOffice 5.3 Productivity Applications Are Included

The LibreOffice 5.3 release is included in Fedora 26 Workstation providing users with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.

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Firefox 54 is the Default Browser

Once again, Fedora has chosen to stick with Mozilla's open-source Firefox as the default web browser. For Fedora 26, Firefox 54 is included.

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Fedora 26 Includes a Boltron Sever Modularity Preview

Fedora is now previewing a new modular approach for its server edition called Boltron.  With Boltron, server administrators can run different versions of applications to run on the same system.

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It's Powered by a Linux 4.11 Kernel

At the heart of Fedora 24 is a Linux 4.11 kernel. Linux creator Linus Torvalds first released Linux 4.11 on April 30.

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Debian 9 'Stretch' Offers Improved Security on Multiple Architectures

The Debian 9 "Stretch" Linux distribution provides a stable, secure operating system that is available for multiple architectures.
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