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Fedora

Fedora

Fedora Linux

Fedora is a Linux distribution developed by the community-supported Fedora Project which is sponsored primarily by Red Hat, a subsidiary of IBM, with additional support from other companies. Fedora contains software distributed under various free and open-source licenses and aims to be on the leading edge of free technologies. Fedora is the upstream source of the commercial Red Hat Enterprise Linux distribution.

What versions of Fedora are available?
Current Version Supported Until
Fedora 37 December 15, 2023
Fedora 38 May 18, 2024
Using Fedora

Fedora uses the dnf package manager to install software and updates. You can install software using the dnf install command. For example, to install the Apache web server, you would run the following command:

dnf install httpd

Note

You must run the dnf command as root or with sudo.

You can also install multiple packages at once by separating them with a space. For example, to install Apache and PHP, you would run the following command:

dnf install httpd php

To update your system, you can use the dnf update command. For example, to update all packages on your system, you would run the following command:

dnf update
Managing Services

Fedora uses the systemctl command to manage services. To start a service, you would run the following command:

systemctl start httpd

To stop a service, you would run the following command:

systemctl stop httpd

To restart a service, you would run the following command:

systemctl restart httpd

To enable a service to start on boot, you would run the following command:

systemctl enable httpd
Next Steps

Now that you have a better understanding of Fedora, you may be interested in learning more about AlmaLinux, Rocky Linux, Debian or Ubuntu.

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