Fedora 21 Alpha

The next generation Linux distribution from Red Hat, for desktops and servers alike
Fedora is a well known and open source Linux operating system that is sponsored by Red Hat, a company that   is a stable, powerful and fast operating system that can be used as the main OS for your everyday tasks. It is completely free to use, share and study.

Distributed in multiple editions, for the mainstream architectures

Fedora is an enormous project with hundreds of developers and tens of thousands of community members worldwide. While the main Fedora edition features the GNOME desktop environment, the project is distributed in multiple editions, with the KDE, Xfce, LXDE and MATE desktop environments.

But these are only the official editions, as there are also various community spins that can be downloaded via Softpedia or from the project’s homepage. It supports the 32-bit (i386) and 64-bit (x86_64) architectures, as well as the ARM platform.

Available for download as Live CDs or installable-only DVDs

Fedora is one of those Linux distributions that are available for download as both installable-only DVD ISO images and Live CD ISOs. The difference between these two ISO products is that the first one includes all the aforementioned desktop environment, and the second one only one graphical interface.

Under the hood and pre-installed applications

As mentioned, Fedora is a Red Hat sponsored project that uses the RPM (RPM Package Manager) project to allow users to install, update or remove software package from the system.

Each Fedora Live CD contains open source applications specific to the respective desktop environment around which the Live CD was built. On the other hand, the installable-only DVDs contain thousands of apps.

Bottom line

In conclusion, Fedora is a really great desktop-oriented operating system that uses the latest upstream Linux kernel technologies and it is distributed in multiple flavors. Keep in mind though, that this listing provides only UNSTABLE releases!

Reviewed by on June 18th, 2014


last updated on:
September 23rd, 2014, 14:22 GMT
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Red Hat, Inc.
homepage:
fedoraproject.org
license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
category:
ROOT \ Linux Distributions

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Fedora - The desktiop environment of the Fedora Linux operating system
What's New in This Release:
  • Fedora 21 Base:
  • Each of the products will build on the "base" set of packages for Fedora. For instance, each product will use the same packages for the kernel, RPM, yum, systemd, Anaconda, and so forth.
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