RED HAT'S FEDORA PROJECT announced the release of Fedora 21 Beta in a blog post on Tuesday, suggesting that the final release of its next leading-edge Fedora Linux distribution might be only weeks away.
Fedora 21 realises Red Hat's Fedora.next initiative by packaging the release in three variants for cloud, server and workstation environments.
Red Hat said that each flavour of Fedora 21 Beta addresses a distinct set of use cases, but that all three platforms are built from a common set of software packages.
Fedora 21 Cloud Beta offers images for use in private or commercially hosted cloud data centres, as well as an image suitable for running Docker containers.
It features modular kernel packaging for the cloud that supports a minimal set of drivers for virtual hosting and a larger set of drivers for general use. It also delivers a Fedora Atomic Host optimised for Docker containers.
Fedora 21 Server Beta is designed to support selected application stacks for running web, database and file servers or even infrastructure-as-a-service applications.
It includes Rolekit, a role-based server deployment and management toolkit; Cockpit, a remote interface for configuring and monitoring servers; and OpenLMI, a remote management system based on DMTF-CIM for scripting management.
In addition, it offers an integrated freeIPA identity and authentication service to function in a domain controller server role.
Fedora 21 Workstation Beta is an easy to use, powerful Linux operating system for developers and general use, Red Hat claims.
It offers the Gnome 3.14 desktop environment, a preview of the Wayland next generation graphics display management candidate to replace X.org, and a developer's assistant for software projects.
Interested parties can download the Fedora 21 Beta now. µ
Oh and it'll also help give aural pleasure
But it might still not be enough to make virtual reality super appealing
And a ridiculous competition
Now you can talk to your silly-looking earbuds too