The Fedora operating system was derived from a volunteer project called Fedora Linux, which was designed to provide extra software for the Red Hat Linux distribution. The operating system was initially released in 2003 at the time when the Red Hat Linux was discontinued. Warren Togami began developing the project in 2002, which was then supported by the Fedora Project.
The operating system is based on a Linux kernel and is designed to work on personal computers, desktops, workstations, cloud computing, and servers. The OS is available as open-source software in three different editions: Atomic for cloud computing, Servers for servers, and Workstation for PCs.