Here is the Christmas gift from Linux to you. Your favorite open source firm has introduced their latest operating system Fedora 21. You will love every bit of this OS if you are a diehard Linux fan. This includes the three versions of Cloud, Server and Workstation. From the Beta version it was clear that Fedora 21 is not just a Gimmick. This one is one of the flawless OS ever introduced and moreover it’s free. Fedora 21 is based on KDE based framework to smoothen the running of various applications. What makes it more interesting is that Linux Kernel is behind many successful Mobile Operating systems in the market. Fedora 21 can be considered as the latest and best of Redhat developers.
Fedora 21 is a surprise package for the users this time. Let’s go through the different editions of latest Fedora 21.
Fedora 21 Workstation
Fedora has targeted various types of end users while designing the Workstation version. They can expect a decent performance for every single desktop operation. The new features is extremely functional to the user group includes basic desktop user to High level programmers.
Streamlined Software Installation
This one feature makes it a wonderful OS. The streamlined Software Installation is actually a gem. The ease of accessibility of the applications installed in the PC is unparalleled. The software installation is fast and the user is now able to locate his installed software in no time. There is no need of a third party search option with this feature. Locating software is not a sluggish task anymore.
Wayland is a very innovative technology specially designed for Display servers. The main objective of this technology is to replace the old X windows system with manageable windows system based on Unix Operating system. Redhat is actually experimenting this technology with Fedora 21. They brought in this technology to let their users to develop software compatible with its display server otherwise Wayland compositor.
DevAssistant is an important tool for the Integrated Development Environment. This feature supports multiple versions of software language and can integrate most of the software by avoiding the system conflicts.
Fedora 21 Server
Fedora 21 Server version is more reliable than the previous versions. They have made it more compatible for different servers roles. The introduction features like Rolekit, Cockpit and OpenLMI makes it a good successor. Many of the servers running are Linux based presently and these effective inclusions can attract more customers to use it. The new management features includes.
This feature is going to be very useful for the server Admins. The main function of Rolekit is to do the flawless role configuration. Now Admins can rely more on this installer to assign new roles to the servers without much difficulties.
With the help of Cockpit feature now the user can access and configure the server via web. The activities like server monitoring, management etc. is too smooth with the CockPit feature. They have been successful in reducing the authentication complexities as well.
OpenLMI or Open Linux Management Infrastructure is added to bring a common management infrastructure to the Linux based system. You can access OpenLMI both locally and remotely. This OpenLMI feature can be utilized to configure hardware based components and can gather information on system resources and it supports multiple programming languages. a standardized Application Programming Interface is the backbone of this feature.
Fedora 21 Cloud
Cloud computing is one booming technology in the computer world. There are many third party firms there to compete in this field. Fedora has designed a dedicated OS version for cloud computing as the demand is so high. This version comes with the built in images of Amazon Webservices and Openstack. You cannot find a similar feature like Modular Kernel Packaging on any other Cloud versions. The aim of this feature is to reduce the space usage of Kernels considerably. Some of the users may only prefer virtual environment for data storage and thus only minimum modules of Kernels are added to reduce the space usage unlike general installation which requires more space.
They have actually upgraded the GNOME 2.0 version to GNOME 3.0 for Fedora 21. The default Gnome desktop was always a plus point for the Linux OS. It is very simple to use and developed with good aesthetic sense. You can access different windows based on slide like environment. It manages notifications like e-mail, Software updates etc. efficiently and with one click you can access Task manager. Moreover it is a consistent and integrated addition.
Fedora 21 is an excellent OS and is absolutely free of cost. It is a collection innovations and latest technologies in right mix.The introduction of GNOME 3.0 Default display and pre-installed software like LibreOffice, Gedit etc. like its previous version are also an added advantage to this OS.