Fedora 30 Now Generally Available

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    Latest version of the Fedora operating systems showcases the future
    of Linux, from workstations beyond containerization to cloud-native

    RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Fedora Project, a Red Hat, Inc. sponsored and community-driven open
    source collaboration, today announced the general availability of Fedora
    30, the latest version of the fully open source Fedora operating system.
    As with previous iterations of Fedora, Fedora 30 continues the Fedora
    Project’s commitment to delivering distinct editions that address
    specific computing needs. The Fedora Project community continues to
    refine the look and feel of these editions, and Fedora 30 provides a
    look at the future of Fedora and the Linux operating system in an IT
    landscape powered by Linux containers, Kubernetes and cloud computing.

    Fedora 30 brings enhancements to all editions with updates to the common
    underlying packages, from bug fixes and performance tweaks to new
    versions. In Fedora 30, base updates include Bash shell 5.0, Fish 3.0,
    the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 9 and Ruby 2.6. Fedora 30 also now
    uses the zchunk format for data compression within the DNF repository.
    When metadata is compressed using zchunk DNF downloads the differences
    between earlier copies of metadata and the current versions, saving on
    resources and increasing efficiency.

    A fresh look at Fedora editions

    In the build-up to Fedora 30, the Fedora Project community took a fresh
    look at the computing use cases answered by the three primary editions
    of the Fedora operating system: Fedora Workstation, Fedora Server and
    Fedora Atomic Host. As the associated technology areas continue to
    evolve, these editions have been updated to better reflect the emerging
    realities of modern computing:

    • Fedora Workstation continues to be refined and will now also provide a
      container-driven variant in Fedora Silverblue
    • Fedora Atomic Host will now be superseded by Fedora CoreOS as a
      container-centric operating system
    • Fedora Server has been merged with the capabilities of Fedora Cloud
      to provide a more modern take on server operating systems

    Fedora 30 Workstation

    To help provide developers and desktop users alike with some of the
    latest open source advancements, Fedora 30 Workstation includes the
    latest version of the GNOME desktop, GNOME 3.32. The desktop includes
    fractional scaling, a refreshed visual style, animation improvements and
    new icons. Fedora 30 Workstation will also introduce Fedora
    , an Atomic Workstation designed to provide an immutable
    desktop operating system.

    Silverblue brings the capabilities of Fedora CoreOS to the desktop,
    creating a workstation environment that can operate hand-in-hand with
    Kubernetes. Contributing to the evolution of Silverblue is the Fedora
    Project’s continued work on Flatpak, a container-like technology for
    building and distributing desktop applications, and part of the
    Silverblue mission is to deliver desktop applications for the variant
    via Flatpak.

    Fedora CoreOS

    As Linux containers and Kubernetes take a greater role in IT
    infrastructure, the Fedora Project is working to deliver an operating
    system tailored for these scenarios. Fedora CoreOS blends many of the
    innovative features of CoreOS Container Linux with Project Atomic, and
    intends to deliver an operating system based on rpm-ostree and
    system-wide immutability. An initial release of Fedora CoreOS is
    expected around June 2019.

    Fedora 30 Cloud

    The use cases for server operating systems are also changing in the face
    of containerized applications and hybrid cloud deployments. With this in
    mind, the Fedora Project has melded the traditional server capabilities
    of Fedora Server with Fedora Cloud, providing a Fedora 30 edition that
    can address more varied infrastructure needs.

    Beyond the cloud with the Internet-of-Things

    In an increasingly interconnected world, the Fedora Project is also
    working to address use cases around the Internet-of-Things (IoT) with
    Fedora IoT. From home-based projects to industrial R&D testbeds, the
    upcoming Fedora IoT edition is intended to provide a foundation for the
    next generation of the connected world.

    To see Fedora IoT in action and to learn more about Fedora 30 and
    Fedora’s extended projects, visit the Fedora booth in the Community
    Central area at Red
    Hat Summit 2019
    on May 6 – 9 in Boston to see Fedora IoT in action.

    Supporting Quotes

    Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader
    “Computing scenarios
    don’t remain static and neither does Fedora. With the updates around
    Fedora 30, we’re providing an evolving spectrum of operating system
    editions to better meet diverse IT challenges. From containerized
    developer workspaces with Flatpak and Silverblue to expanded server and
    container infrastructure options in Fedora 30 Cloud and Fedora CoreOS,
    the Fedora Project remains focused on Linux innovation.”

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