I Am Super Excited About Fedora 24
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 21 June 2016 at 08:45 AM EDT. 22 Comments
Fedora 24 is due to be released in a few minutes and I am super excited to see this (belated) release happen! This is yet another exciting release since the changes introduced a few releases ago with Fedora.Next. I do intend to certainly upgrade to this latest release.

If you want a full write-up about Fedora 24, I'd encourage you to read Eric's Fedora 24 (p)review. I'm just sharing some of my thoughts on it after testing the various development milestones and Rawhide over the past few months and in the past week running the release candidates on a number of my test/benchmarking systems.

Long story short, this latest Red Hat sponsored Linux distribution release has shaped up to be another splendid release. Fedora 24 features the GNOME 3.20 desktop and all of its latest innovations on the desktop side, GCC 6 is the default compiler, many other package updates like glibc 2.23 / Mono 4.2 / Golang 1.6 / Python 3.5, and many other improvements. You can see a complete list of Fedora 24 changes via FedoraProject.org.

Overall, it's nice in the continued evolution of Fedora. My most-main system is still running Fedora 23 but will be switching to Fedora 24 later this summer when either upgrading the system or doing my preemptive SSD replacement to this system. My other routine Fedora systems are already onto running F24. I'm also carrying out a large Linux distribution comparison this week that does include Fedora 24.

What are your thoughts on Fedora 24? The only thing disappointing is that Fedora 24 is yet another multi-week-delayed release and they still haven't restored their practice of (fun / unique) codenames for each release ;) Share your thoughts on F24 by commenting on this article in our forums.
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