Linux News Today: Fedora 23 Beta Server Released for ARM 64-Bit and POWER Hardware Architectures
Fedora Project, through Peter Robinson, has announced the release of the Beta build of Fedora 23 Server operating system for ARM 64-bit (AArch64) and POWER (PPC64 and PPC64le) hardware architectures.
The announcement comes right after the release of the Beta version of Fedora 23, which was made available for download for 64-bit and 32-bit platforms on September 22, 2015. As such, you can now download Fedora 23 Beta and install it on devices powered by the ARM 64-bit, PPC64, or PPC64 Little Endian processors.
As expected, the Fedora 23 Beta operating system for the AArch64 and POWER architectures includes the same features that were implemented by the Fedora Project developers in the 64-bit and 32-bit builds, such as enhanced security by hardening all binaries against memory corruption vulnerabilities and buffer overflows.
Additionally, support for the SSLv3 protocol and RC4 cipher has been disabled by default, there’s now support for Unicode 8.0, and numerous other under-the-hood improvements for a performance boost are also there. Also, some of the most annoying bugs reported by users since the Alpha build have been addressed.
“The Fedora 23 Beta is here for AARCH64 and POWER architectures, right on schedule for our planned October final release! Want to help make Fedora 23 be the best release ever on those architectures, or just want to get a sneak peek? Download the prerelease from the site and give it a whirl,” says Peter Robinson.
Fedora 23 will be released on October 27, 2015
Those of you who want to take the Fedora 23 Alpha operating system for a test drive on the AArch64 (ARM 64-bit), PPC64, and PPC64le hardware architectures can download the ISO images right now from Softpedia. Please try to keep in mind though that this is a pre-release version, not suitable for production use.
Don’t forget to report bugs, as the Fedora Project needs your help to track down the last remaining issues before delivering the final version to users worldwide. The Fedora 23 Linux operating system will be unveiled on October 27, 2015, if everything goes according to plan.