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I used to work with Fedora until F15 and later I saw there were three different flavors (workstation, server and atomic(?)). These versions are mutually exclusive? What are their differences and purpose?

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The difference is in the packages that are installed.

  • Fedora Workstation installs a graphical X Windows environment (GNOME) and office suites.

  • Fedora Server installs no graphical environment (useless in a server) and provides installation of DNS, mailserver, webserver, etc.

  • Fedora Atomic is designed around Kubernetes and containers.

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    I see no point in doing this types of versions , after all that's why you work with linux, since you can select what software to use, well just my opinion; but still, can you install server packages in a workstation?, it is possible to setup a graphical environment in a server, if necessary? – riccs_0x Jul 18 '17 at 13:31
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    Yes, you can. Flavors are a simple way of defining the purpose of your machine, but you can afterwards install any package you want (provided there are no conflicts). – dr01 Jul 18 '17 at 13:45
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    Note that out-of-box configuration also differs ­— the firewall configuration is different, and different services are enabled by default. Additionally, Fedora Atomic Host uses rpm-ostree, which is sort of like git for system binaries; it's designed for immutable infrastructure, and system updates are done entirely differently, and while you can install individual packages onto the host system, the intention is that you just do that for debugging purposes. – mattdm Jul 18 '17 at 18:40
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    @mattdm Good point -- it'll need also some config as well ;) – dr01 Jul 19 '17 at 8:34
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    It would be great if someone could provide some URLs. Or God forbid, did they really release several different editions without even documenting the differences? – Martin Andersson Jan 14 '18 at 21:33
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One note worthy difference is the Repos that are available. You cannot use RPM Fusion or EPEL with Fedora server. This limits what is available package wise

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