The latest edition of Red Hat’s bleeding-edge Linux distribution, Fedora 24, is now available in beta, with the majority of the changes addressing how cloud applications are hosted and managed.
Ever since Fedora was split into three subeditions last year — Cloud, Server, and Workstation — it’s become a proving ground both for cloud technologies and new strategies to manage Fedora itself.
Fedora 24 continues that trend. It’s now the foundation for Fedora Atomic Host, a version built using Red Hat’s Project Atomic methodology and released apart from conventional releases. With Atomic Host, the OS and its apps are packaged as a series of immutable containers so that upgrades and rollback are as painless and nondestructive as possible.