Fedora 25 Released With Wayland, GNOME 3.22, And Kernel 4.8


Short Bytes: Fedora 25 Linux distribution has been released by the Fedora project. It comes in three editions Workstation, Server, and the newer Atomic Host. The latest release includes GNOME 3.22, Wayland, Linux Kernel 4.8, and MP3 codec support, along with many other changes and bug fixes.

The Fedora Project has just announced the latest release of its Linux distribution Fedora 25. In the new release, Fedora 25 is offered in Workstation, Server, and Atomic Host editions. Fedora 25 Atomic has taken the place of Fedora Cloud edition in this release.

Along with all the bug fixes and tweaks, Fedora 25 release brings various new additions in the base packages including the following:

  • Docker 1.12
  • Node.js 6.9.1
  • Rust
  • Python versions 2.6, 2.7, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5

Fedora 25 Workstation Features

Fedora 25 Workstation comes with almost all the main features mentioned in the earlier post, like:

  • Wayland Display server
  • GNOME 3.22 desktop environment
  • Linux Kernel 4.8
  • MP3 Codecs
  • Fedora Media Writer
  • Flatpak (improved support)
  • Disabled compatibility checks for GNOME Shell Extensions

Fedora 25 Server,  Atomic Host, and Spins

In the latest release, Fedora 25 Server now shows SSH keys in the Cockpit dashboard, allowing admins to monitor keys connected to a particular machine. It also adds supports for multi-step authentication methods like Two-factor. A new SELinux Troubleshooter module is available for Cockpit in the new Server edition.

Also, the identity management system FreeIPA has been updated to 4.4.x series. The newer version adds support for managing topology graph for large deployments using FreeIPA’s web interface, creating subordinate Certificate Authorities capable of issuing certificated within specified limits, etc.

Fedora 25 Atomic is the one to replace the Cloud edition in the Fedora ecosystem. Atomic Host edition helps in creation and deployment of container-based workloads. It can be used on bare metal or put in a virtual machine.

Fedora Atomic Host will receive major upgrades with the release of new Fedora versions but it will be put on a two-week release cycle to maintain pace with rapid application development.

Talking about Fedora Spins, the KDE, Xfce, and Mate-Compiz spins have also received updates.

Download Fedora 25

If you are already running Fedora 24, you can use GNOME Software utility to upgrade to Fedora 25. This process will take around 30 minutes.

If you don’t have Fedora installed, you can use Fedora Media Writer on Windows and MacOS. You can also download the ISO files to create bootable media for different Fedora editions using the following links:

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Also Read: openSUSE Leap 42.2 And Zorin OS 12 Released With Linux Kernel 4.4

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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