RED HAT has torn the roof off the sucker once again with the release of Fedora 23 in beta form.
Coming in three incredible versions, Fedora 23 Cloud, Fedora 23 Server and Fedora 23 Workstation, this new edition picks up where the old one left off and runs with it.
The biggest news for fans is the use of compiler flags to help improve security. These are designed to help protect Fedora 23 beta binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities, buffer overflows and similar issues.
This is the latest iteration of Red Hat's Linux-based operating system that likes to think of itself as the leading-edge open source operating system across all use cases. It's hard to believe, but absolutely true.
The dazzling array of updates starts with Red Hat Fedora Server Beta, which offers a new role through the rolekit service in the form of a cache server for web applications, with the underlying functionality delivered by memcached.
Also new is the fact that rolekit can now be triggered by anaconda kickstart to determine what function should be started with the next reboot, and I think we can all agree that's been a long time coming.
Cockpit also sees some big changes, including a basic cluster dashboard for Kubernetes, Support for SSH key authentication and support for configuring user accounts with their authorised keys and compatibility with multipath disks.
Meanwhile in Fedora 23 Workstation Beta, the fun keeps coming with a preview of GNOME 3.18. Changes to the software application will allow it to offer firmware updates and access to Libreoffice 5. Improvements have also been made to Wayland, with the ultimate aim being to make it the default graphic server in a future release.
Sadly, that's where the thrillride ends as Cloud Beta contains very little new of note - but we are warned to stay tuned for news of Fedora 23 Atomic Host, said to be coming soon. We're literally on the edge of our seats and will bring you the news as soon as we get it. µ
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