Fedora 24 Released

Jun 29, 2016

The whole distro gets rebuilt on glibc 2.3

The Red-Hat-sponsored Fedora project released version 24 of the popular Linux distribution. This release comes in three versions: workstation, cloud, and server. The main highlight of the release is the arrival of version 2.3 of glibc (GNU C Library). The base packages of Fedora are rebuilt using the new library to offer better code optimization and stability.

Fedora Cloud users will be able to use OpenShift Origin, a Kubernetes distribution, to orchestrate containers. Matthew Miller of Fedora wrote in Fedora Magazine, “Fedora is on its way to being the best platform for containerized applications, from base Fedora container images to a full-featured platform as a service to run and manage them.”

Fedora is known as a Gnome distribution and users will get the latest Gnome 3.20 with this release. Fedora 24 also packs Flatpak, a new approach to app packaging for Linux distribution; users can install Flatpak from official repositories. Users will also be able to run full system upgrades from the Software app. Users can also test Wayland, the successor of the  XOrg display server.

Fedora 24 and it’s spins are available for download here.

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