Fedora Linux

Updated: 05/23/2018 by Computer Hope
Fedora Linux

Fedora Linux, also known as Fedora, is a Linux variant created by a community of developers known as the Fedora Project. It is owned by the company Red Hat. It was first released on November 6, 2003, shortly after Red Hat discontinued its official Linux distribution, Red Hat Linux.

The design focus of Fedora is security and innovation. It has a reputation for integrating the newest changes to operating system technologies as early as possible. Fedora is also noted for implementing SELinux (Security-Enhanced Linux), which enforces mandatory access controls on all files.


Linus Torvalds, who invented the Linux kernel, uses Fedora Linux on all his personal computers.

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