1Fedora 24 Debuts in Workstation, Cloud and Server Editions
The latest milestone update of Red Hat’s community Linux distribution is available in desktop, cloud and server editions, and adds new open-source capabilities.
2FreeIPA I4.3 Improves Identity and Security Management
As part of the Fedora 24 server release, FreeIPA 4.3 provides organizations with an identity and access security capability. IPA stands for identity, policy and audit, which are core elements of the FreeIPA to enable secure access to servers.
Red Hat’s OpenShift Origin platform is now being packaged for the Fedora 24 cloud release, providing users with an easier way to get started with the technology. OpenShift is a Kubernetes distribution for enabling container orchestration and deployment.
Fedora 24 Workstation integrates the GNOME 3.20 desktop environment first made available in the upstream open-source community on March 23. Among the big improvements in GNOME 3.20 are enhanced shortcut screens and improved search capabilities in the files application.
5LibreOffice 5.1 Provides Office Suite Tools
The LibreOffice 5.1 release is included in Fedora 24 Workstation, providing users with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications.
6Flatpack Application Packages Are Supported
The Flatpack application bundle packaging format is supported in Fedora 24, providing users with an optional approach to finding and installing applications. Flatpack is a cross-Linux distribution packaging system that enables software developers to build a single application package that can work across multiple flavors of Linux.
7Firefox 47 Is the Default Browser
Once again, Fedora has chosen to stick with Mozilla’s open-source Firefox as the default Web browser. For Fedora 24, Firefox 47 is the included version.
8Fedora 24 Is Powered by a Linux 4.5 Kernel
At the heart of Fedora 24 is a new Linux 4.5 kernel. Linux creator Linus Torvalds released Linux 4.5 on March 13.