Fedora 包含三个不同的版本，不同版本的目标人群也不一样。正如 https://getfedora.org 所述，Fedora Cloud 专为可伸缩基础设施打造，Fedora Server 专为组织基础设施设计，Fedora Workstation 则主要面向开发者和桌面用户。
如果你需要其他桌面环境或为特定需求打造的版本，可以尝试 Fedora Spins 。
大部分现代的电脑都有着 64 位 x86 架构。如果你的电脑在 2007 年后出厂，或者你对此并不确定，你大概率有着
Changing a Fedora installation from one architecture to another is not supported. Use the following table to determine the architecture of your computer according to the type of processor. Consult your manufacturer’s documentation for details on your processor, or resources such as http://ark.intel.com/ or http://products.amd.com/, if necessary.
|Processor manufacturer and model||Architecture type for Fedora|
some Intel Atom, Core series, Pentium 4, and recent vintage Xeon; AMD Athlon, Duron, some Semprons; and older; VIA C3, C7
some Intel Atom, Core 2 series, Core i series and Xeon; AMD: Athlon 64, Athlon II, Sempron64, Phenom series, Fusion series, Bulldozer series and Opteron; Apple MacBook, MacBook Pro, and MacBook Air
- Live 映像
Live images allow you to preview Fedora before installing it. Instead of booting directly into the installer, a live image loads the same environment you’ll get after installation. Fedora Workstation and Fedora Spins are live images.
Use a live image to install your favorite system, test Fedora on new hardware, troubleshoot, or share with friends.
- DVD 映像
DVD images boot directly into the installation enviroment, and allow you to choose from a variety of packages that are provided with it. In Fedora 21, the DVD option is only available in the Fedora Server Edition.
Use the Fedora Server DVD image when you want customized Fedora Server installations using an offline installation source.
The netinstall image boots directly into the installation environment, and uses the online Fedora package repositories as the installation source. With a netinstall image, you can select a wide variety of packages to create a customized installation of Fedora.
The Fedora Server netinstall image is a universal one, and can be used to install any Fedora Edition or your own set of favorite packages.
- ARM images
For many ARM systems, Fedora provides preconfigured filesystem images. Write the image to removable media and boot directly into a Fedora installation that’s ready to use.
ARM devices often require special setup procedures that aren’t covered in this guide. Start learning about Fedora ARM at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Architectures/ARM
Fedora Cloud images are preconfigured filesystem images with very few packages installed by default. They include special tools for interacting with cloud platforms, and are not intended to be used outside of cloud environments.
Fedora Cloud comes in several varieties. The Fedora Cloud Base image is a minimal base for cloud deployments. The Fedora Cloud Atomic image is a Docker container host that uses Project Atomic technology for updates. A Docker base image for Fedora is also available.
Cloud images are preconfigured and do not require installation as described in this guide. Get started using Fedora Cloud at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Cloud
The tiny images at https://boot.fedoraproject.org/ are written to CDs, USB drives, or even floppy disks. The BFO image loads installation media from Fedora’s servers and directly loads an installation environment, like the netinstall ISO.
BFO images work like PXE deployments, without having to set up a server.