Red Hat launches Fedora 21

Three variants for latest release, covering cloud, server, workstation

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Red Hat launches Fedora 21 Miller: There is no place for monolithic technology in today’s computing world.
By  Stephen McBride Published  December 13, 2014

Red Hat's Fedora Project today announced the general availability of Fedora 21, the first Fedora release influenced by the Fedora.next initiative, which emphasises increased modularity and flexibility.

As part of the effort, Fedora 21 offers three variants: Fedora 21 Cloud, Fedora 21 Server, and Fedora 21 Workstation.

While each variant aims to meet specific user demands, all are built from a common base set of packages that includes the same Linux kernel, RPM, yum, systemd, and Anaconda. 

"There is no place for monolithic technology in today's computing world," said Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader. "End users are seeking tailored yet flexible platforms to build their own custom solutions, be it a network server environment, a scale-out application, or a comfortable desktop environment serving as an interface to more complex systems.

"The Fedora community needed to keep pace with these demands while still delivering the cutting-edge Linux innovation for which we are known.  With Fedora 21, we are able to address specific use cases across the desktop, the server room and the cloud, bringing to light new developer tools, enabling specific server roles, and providing a powerful, lightweight host for containerised applications."

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