Fedora 25 Alpha Officially Released with Linux Kernel 4.8, Wayland & GNOME 3.22
Today, August 30, 2016, the Fedora Project was pleased to announce the immediate availability for download and public testing of the Alpha pre-release build of the upcoming Fedora 25 operating system.
The biggest new feature of the Fedora 25 Alpha milestone is the migration to the next-generation Wayland display server in addition to X11 (a.k.a. X.Org Server), which is enabled by default on systems that support it, but it's available only for the Workstation edition that's built around the GNOME desktop environment.
The 4.7 Linux kernel includes enhancements to security, automated testing prior to release, and an average 7.8 additions per hour over 10 weeks of development. Here is a look at what IT pros need to know about the OS that powers everything from mobile devices to servers and supercomputers.