Fedora 22 Advances Linux for Cloud, Workstations, Servers

By Sean M. Kerner  |  Posted 2015-05-28

The open-source Fedora 22 Linux distribution, which became generally available May 26, provides desktop, cloud and server users with an updated array of technologies and capabilities. Fedora is Red Hat's community Linux distribution and often serves as an incubator and a proving ground for the latest and greatest open-source technologies. The Fedora 22 Linux distribution is mostly about incremental improvements, following major changes introduced in Fedora 21 in December 2014. The Fedora 21 release introduced a new model for Fedora with three different editions: workstation, cloud and server. The shift to the new model also took time, and in 2014, the Fedora project was only able to make a single milestone release, instead of the usual two it typically makes. With Fedora 22, the project is back to form, returning to its traditional six-month release cycle. Among the big changes in Fedora 22 is a new package-management system called DNF, which stands for Dandified Yum. Yum was the package-management system used in Fedora 21 and earlier releases. The promise of DNF is improved performance and stability. In this slide show, eWEEK takes a look at Fedora 22's key features.


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