Similar to Ubuntu, the Fedora Project releases approximately every 6 months. There aren’t any major server changes in this release. Here’s some of what shipped: BIND v9.11 DNF v2.5 GCC v7 Go v1.8 OpenSSL 1.1.0 PHP v7.1 Python v3.6 Ruby v2.4 Some more details including coverage for the WorkStation (desktop) release can be found at Fedora Magazine.
After 2 years in development, Debian 9 “Stretch” was released a few weeks ago. Linode offered the new distro version shortly after. We’ll briefly share some of the changes in Debian 9 for server, changes most likely to affect Linode users.