Yes, it’s finally coming, the highly anticipated Fedora 24 Linux operating system has been approved for landing next week, June 21, 2016, when users can start upgrading their current Fedora 23 installations.
After four delays, Fedora 24 has a final release date, as the Fedora developers today, June 16, 2016, announced, immediately after the second Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go meeting took place.
The Fedora 24 Final Release Candidate 1.2 build was declared GOLD and ready for general availability (GA) for Tuesday, June 21, 2016. According to Fedora Project, the Fedora 24 Final RC1.2 build will become the final release.
“At the second round of Fedora 24 Final Go/No-Go Meeting, Fedora 24 Final RC1.2 has just been declared as GOLD. GA of this release is planned on Tuesday 2016-June-21,” said Justin W. Flory. “Thanks everyone who participated in this release!”
Fedora 24 will be powered by Linux kernel 4.5
One of the latest stable Linux 4.5 kernels will power the final release of Fedora 24. However, as we reported a few days ago, there should be a zero-day kernel update of Linux 4.5.7, and, in a few weeks, users it will move to the Linux kernel 4.6 series.
Right now, the latest and most advanced Linux kernel version available is Linux 4.6.2, but the Fedora developers said that they’ll try to rebase Fedora 24 on Linux kernel 4.6 starting with the upcoming 4.6.3 release, which should be out in a week or two.
However, Fedora users shouldn’t worry too much about that, as they will have enough time on their hands to enjoy the latest GNU/Linux technologies and open-source applications included in the Fedora 24 operating system.
Among these, we can mention the GNOME 3.20.2 desktop environment for Fedora 24 Workstation, KDE Plasma 5.6.4 or the recently released 5.6.5 update for Fedora 24 KDE, as well as the LibreOffice 5.1.3 office suite and Mozilla Firefox 47.0 web browser.
Fedora 24 will ship with the usual Workstation, KDE, Xfce, LXDE, MATE/Compiz, Cinnamon, and Sugar spins, as well as the Server and Cloud editions. There will be support for 64-bit, 32-bit, and ARM hardware architectures.