Fedora 21 Released For POWER & AArch64 Hardware
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 17 December 2014 at 06:11 PM EST. Add A Comment
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While Fedora 21 was officially released last week, coming out today is the release of Fedora 21 for the PowerPC and ARM AArch64 architectures.

Fedora 21 and its packages are now officially available for IBM POWER servers as the only PowerPC systems being officially supported by the PPC release. Support for Apple's older PowerPC systems is mentioned as a PPC platform that's most likely broken and will not be working out-of-the-box. Fedora for POWER in the 21 release offers an installer for the Fedora Server product, support for 32-bit Power has been dropped in favor of 64-bit, and there's numerous enhancements to Fedora on POWER compared to older releases.

Fedora POWER for Cloud and Workstation products are expected in the future. More details via the release announcement.

Being announced separately today was Fedora 21 for AArch64. The Fedora ARM team has ported Fedora 21 packages to 64-bit ARM (AArch64) and this release offers a bootable DVD, network installation media, and an installation tree. The 64-bit ARM hardware supported by the Fedora 21 Server AArch64 release is the Applied Micro X-Gene Mustang and AMD Opteron A1100 Seattle platform. Systems boot with UEFI via GRUB2 and handle DeviceTree by default.

More details on the Fedora 21 AArch64 release can be found via the mailing list announcement.
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