Fedora is a free and open source operating system developed by a community of coders, but backed by the folks who make the commercial Red Hat Linux project. Fedora 22 is now available for download.
The operating system comes in three basic versions: workstation, server, and cloud. For most folks who want to run Fedora on a desktop or notebook, the Workstation version is what you need. The other two are aimed at hosting internet or personal cloud applications.
So what’s new in Fedora 22?
One of the biggest changes is a new package management system. Yum has been replaced with DNF. This is basically the system that lets you quickly and easy download and install software from Fedora repositories: GNU/Linux was doing app stores long before Apple. The Fedora team says DNF should offer better performance while consuming less memory.
If you use the standard version of Fedora that comes with the GNOME desktop environment, you get improved notifications and themes, and updated versions of the Nautilus file manager, image viewer, and other apps. Fedora is also available with the KDE Plasma or Xfce desktop environments.
Fedora for system with ARM-based processors also now have their own dedicated page. You can download several different configurations of Fedora Server or Fedora Workstation depending on your needs.