What is Fedora?
Fedora is an OS built on the Linux kernel, quite similar to Linux OS, and sponsored by Red Hat—while constantly receiving P2P updates and ideas via the Fedora Project. Users turn to Fedora because it’s an open-source OS with lots of flexibility, very consistent updates, and a unique touch to an operating system that has features rarely found in other OS.
While many common and loyal users of Fedora complain about the dynamic of Systemd, it does not take away from the blatant realistic benefits of having access to a FREE, open-source OS unlike any other.
In comparison to other common OS’s, Fedora is unique in its desktop feature and application, known as GNOME (or GNU Network Object Model Environment). Users of LINUX and Fedora love this, because it’s a cinch to create and apply various applications to serve nearly any purpose. To top it all off, the remaining outsource value of Fedora stays prevalent and allows simple cross-sharing and trading of data, apps, and trouble-shooting advice or guides.
Users of Fedora to date especially love and enjoy the Rawhide OS version of Fedora. The current version of Fedora Rawhide comes out with very frequent—nearly monthly—updates which are applied to the OS instantly without rapid or difficult installing processes. That is, barring you authorize it in advance to do so via the network.
Why NOT Fedora?
According to developer Josh MacDonald, users that have serious professional or business responsibilities, a lack of patience, willingness to adapt, or an ability to use other PC’s or OS’s; Fedora is not a good match.
While some alternative software can of course be attempted or created to mimic the features and necessities of other essential software, such as Microsoft Office or Photoshop, the compatibility from one OS to the other or a migration process is often without prevail. That is, when you’re attempting to take a software or program that was created 10 years ago or more, and create one today with equivalent or comparable features. Yet, in turn only result in a program and data capturing software that simply has a lack of ability to translate such documents into readable format of the receiving party unless they either likewise have the same OS, software, or perhaps a similar application-reading software or device.
While there are various forms of GNOME, there are likewise various versions and applications within Fedora that too are updated on a regular basis. These versions are patched (or modified) to meet the needs or demands of various types of individuals, scholars, or professionals. Unfortunately, again, such fulfillment is not always completed at the pace in which such individual’s desire, and in turn lead them to migrate to other operating systems, applications, and even devices for such management and utilization.
What’s an Atomic Host?
An “Atomic Host” essentially, with regards to Fedora is a version of Fedora in which automatically updates every 2 weeks, and really optimizes your customization, experience, and flexibility of the OS for various tasks or needs. While such a feature and setup is highly desirable, it is by no means the ‘all-powerful’ solution to any and all user’s needs.
Forking, essentially, means the technology or user community, such as those within and outside of the Fedora Project, will take the original OS, and begin modifying and updating the product on their own. Users can exchange data and updates with one another as a community.
Individuals, users, and many loyal customers of Fedora may very well opt-in to doing such with Fedora so that they may better access, view, understand, or troubleshoot any difficulties. Additionally, any struggles, or perhaps ‘missing’ software that it otherwise desires to enhance the features and experience with Fedora.
Where technology and Fedora will take us NEXT is unknown.