Fedora 26 Linux Distribution Released — 7 Biggest Features & Torrent Download Links


Short Bytes: Fedora 26 is the latest version of Fedora operating system. This version ships with the default GNOME 3.24 desktop environment andLinux kernel 4.11.8. Fedora 26 also marks the release of a new spin in the form of LXQt desktop edition. The other major change is the Fedora Modular Server preview build. You can go ahead and download Fedora 26 torrents using the link given below.

Fedora 26, the latest version of the favorite Linux distribution of Linus Torvalds, has been finally released. Fedora Linux distribution, which is a community Linux project backed by Red Hat, is known for shipping the cutting edge technologies twice a year and it often inspires the other Linux distros to inculcate new features.

Having said that, let’s tell you about the major changes coming to Fedora 26 release:

Fedora 26 Biggest Features

GNOME 3.24 Portland

Fedora 26 features the new GNOME 3.24 desktop environment. As a result, Fedora 26 has got some new features like Night Light, which is one the biggest features of GNOME 3.24. It changes the screen color as the day passes to relieve your eyes from any strain, just like Windows 10 Blue Light Filter.

The Weather information is now included in the notification area. A new community-developed app named Recipes has also been added. You can read more about GNOME 3.24 changes here in our dedicated article.

Modular Server Preview

For system administrators, Fedora has added a Fedora Modular Server preview build. Modularity aims to separate the hardware side, i.e., Base Runtime, from the application side, i.e., Modules. With this, different modules can have different goals like stability, a specific version, etc.

You can read more about Fedora Modularity here.

Networking changes (OpenVPN 2.4.3, etc)

In Fedora 26, OpenVPN has been rebased to version 2.4.3. This had led to many improvements like improved elliptic curve cryptography support. There’s also a seamless client IP and port to let one change the IP address or port easily.

New Fedora Spin: LXQt Desktopfedora 26 lxqt spin

LXQt desktop is known for its lightweight experience. A new LXQT spin has been shipped with Fedora 26 release. It features a small set of applications, including QupZilla browser. The applications use the Qt5 toolkit and Breeze theme.

DNF 2.0

Fedora 26 Linux distro ships with DNF 2.0, the latest version of Fedora’s package management system. It also has improved backward compatibility with Yum.

Chinese input improvement

libpinyin 2.0 improves the input speed of Chinese Pinyin users. Now they can type faster by needing fewer key presses. The libpinyin license has also been changed to GPLv3+.

Improved systemd integration

With the help of better systemd integration, OpenVPN can be managed in a better way.

Updated packages:

  • GCC 7.1
  • GNU C library 2.25
  • Boost 1.63
  • Go 1.8
  • Python 3.6
  • Ruby 2.4
  • PHP 7.1
  • Zend Framework 3.0

You can find the complete set of changes here on docs.fedoraproject.org.

Download Fedora 26 Torrents

You can visit torrent.fedoraproject.org for downloading Fedora 26 and its different versions.

You can find the Fedora 25 to Fedora 26 upgrade instructions here.

Don’t forget to check out our popular lists of best Linux distros for different purposes:

Adarsh Verma

Adarsh Verma

Fossbytes co-founder and an aspiring entrepreneur who keeps a close eye on open source, tech giants, and security. Get in touch with him by sending an email — [email protected]
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