Fedora 26, the latest version of the fully-open source Fedora operating system provides a set of base packages that form the foundation for three distinct editions - Fedora 26 Atomic Host, Fedora 26 Server and Fedora 26 Workstation. As with previous releases of Fedora, Fedora 26 Server provides a flexible, multi-role platform for datacenter operations, allowing users to customize this edition of the Fedora operating system to best fit their unique needs.
New features for Fedora 26 Server include FreeIPA 4.5, which improves running the security information management solution in containers, and SSSD file caching to speed up the resolution of user and group queries. Newest edition of the open source operating system brings containerized Kubernetes, DNF 2.0 and expanded support for application build systems
The project is community-driven open source collaboration. Both the Fedora Linux distribution and Red Hat Enterprise Linux are open source technologies. Fedora is built by the community for the benefit of the community. Red Hat Enterprise Linux is developed by Red Hat with the explicit intent of being used as an enterprise IT platform. Developers and Linux enthusiasts flock to Fedora for the latest features and the opportunity to directly collaborate with Red Hat engineering. Red Hat Enterprise Linux and Fedora enjoy a mutually beneficial relationship that ensures rapid innovation. Fedora benefits from the sponsorship and feedback from Red Hat. In turn, Red Hat can bring innovation to the broader community for collaboration, enabling a rapid maturation of the technology.
“From Linux container advancements to paving the way for modular operating systems, the latest version of the Fedora operating system helps to advance the Fedora Project’s mission of bringing leading-edge innovation to our users,” said Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader. “Fedora 26 does this by pairing more stable technologies like Kubernetes with some of the latest advances in open source such, as system containers, helping our users to enjoy these new features from a more solid foundation of established packages and runtimes.”