Fedora CoreOS Preview Released

Jul 23, 2019

The new distribution from Red Hat is targeted at containerized workloads.

The Fedora community has released a preview of Fedora CoreOS, a Linux-based operating system designed to run containers.

Red Hat acquired CoreOS, an open-source company, last year and has been integrating CoreOS products and services with its own. CoreOS used to have a distribution with the same name, which was later renamed to Container Linux.

Benjamin Gilbert of Red Hat wrote on the mailing list that Fedora CoreOS is built to be a secure and reliable host for compute clusters. “It's designed specifically for running containerized workloads without regular maintenance, automatically updating itself with the latest OS improvements, bug fixes, and security updates,” he said.

The initial preview release of Fedora CoreOS runs on bare metal, QEMU, VMware, and AWS, on x86_64 only. It supports provisioning via Ignition spec 3.0.0 and the Fedora CoreOS Config Transpiler, automatic updates with Zincati and rpm-ostree, and running containers with Podman and Moby.

The community will be adding more features and supported platforms to Fedora CoreOS. If you want to test Fedora CoreOS, you can download it from the official site, but keep in mind that this is a preview version that isn't approved for  production.

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