Cutting-Edge Fedora 25 Released

Nov 30, 2016

The Fedora project adds Wayland and Gnome 3.22

The Fedora Project has announced the release of Fedora 25, the latest version of their fully open source Linux-based operating system. Fedora is known as a cutting edge Linux distribution, and this release comes with some of the latest open source technologies.

“The Fedora operating system seeks to deliver the latest innovations in the world of free and open source software to our users, from next-generation display servers to powerful application development tools,” said Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader. “Fedora 25 helps to achieve this goal with the long-awaited debut of Wayland, the addition of a streamlined upgrade path,  and a new edition designed to take advantage of Linux containers.”

Fedora Workstation is targeted at developers and power users, although it is also suitable for average PC users. It’s a preferred Linux distribution for many DevOps users, and the choice of packages that comes installed on the Workstation version is evidence of that fact. Fedora 25 Workstation comes with the latest version of Docker 1.12;  Node.js 6.5, the latest version of the popular server-side JavaScript engine; multiple Python versions (2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, and 3.5) to help test across multiple Python configurations; and support for Rust, a programming language that aims to make development faster and more stable.
On the desktop side, Fedora 25 Workstation comes with Wayland, replacing the aging X11 system. Gnome 3.22 is the default desktop environment that includes much-awaited features like batch file renaming, a redesigned keyboard settings tool, and additional user interface improvements. Workstation users will also be pleased with the inclusion of decoding support for the MP3 media format. In addition to these changes, Fedora 25 comes with a wide range of pre-installed desktop applications.
Fedora comes in three versions: Workstation, Atomic Host (previously Cloud), and Server. All versions are available for free download. For more information on obtaining Fedora 25, see the Fedora website.

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