Fedora 27 Is Released

Nov 14, 2017

Developers can now access Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer subscriptions on Fedora 27 at no cost.

The Red Hat-sponsored Fedora project has announced the release of the Fedora 27 family of operating systems. Fedora is now released in three editions targeting different use cases – Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server, and Fedora Atomic Host. Even though these editions cater to different use cases, they use the common base packages. All editions come with GNU C Library 2.26 and RPM 4.14.

Fedora 27 Atomic Host, the upstream version of Red Hat Atomic Host, is meant for containerized workloads. Fedora 27 Atomic Host offers a base image for creating virtual machines, an Atomic Host image for creating hosts for container deployment, and a Docker image.

Fedora 27 Atomic Host comes with consolidated storage setup based on OverlayFS. Every major service has been containerized, including Kubernetes, flannel, and etcd, which means it has become even easier for users to manage these services independently with increased flexibility. This version now comes with System Containers as part of the Fedora Layered Image Build Service (FLIBS), which expands and simplifies how users can install system infrastructure through containers.

Fedora is known for introducing new Gnome features to users. Desktop users will find Gnome 3.26, the latest release of the desktop environment, in the Fedora 27 Workstation release. In addition to all the new features of Gnome 3.26, developers will also notice a new and improved Builder IDE with contextual popups, improved search functions, and a new debugger.

Developers will also be able to use no-cost Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer subscriptions on Fedora 27. Using GNOME Boxes and with a free subscription through the Red Hat Developer Program, Fedora 27 Workstation users are able to run multiple self-supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux Developer Subscription virtual machines right from their desktop.

The server edition of Fedora 27 is expected to be released a few weeks later.

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