Linux Distributions

Fedora – innovative platform for hardware, clouds, and containers

Fedora, also known as Fedora Linux, is a popular open source Linux-based operating system (OS).

Fedora is available in the a variety of different editions including:

  • Workstation – polished and easy to use operating system for laptop and desktop computers.
  • Server – powerful, flexible operating system with the latest datacenter technologies.
  • IoT – trusted open source platform as a foundation for IoT ecosystems.
  • Cloud – powerful and minimal base operating system.
  • CoreOS – automatically updating, minimal, container-focused operating system.
Fedora Workstation
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Working state:Active
Init Software:systemd
Package Management:RPM (DNF), Flatpak, OSTree
Release Model:Fixed release

A new version of Fedora Linux is released approximately every six months and provides updated packages (maintenance) to these releases for approximately 13 months.
Platforms:aarch64, x86_64
Developer:Fedora Project
This article is part of our Big List of Active Linux Distros which is currently under development.

What's a Linux distribution ("distro")?

A distro provides the user with a desktop environment, preloaded applications, and ways to update and maintain the system.

Each distro makes different choices, deciding which open source projects to install and provides custom written programs. They can have different philosophies.

Some distros are intended for desktop computers, some for servers without a graphical interface, and others for special uses. Because Linux is an open source operating system, combinations of software vary between Linux distros.
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