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Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that brings the latest in free and open source software to your desktop, laptop and server, and gives you access to thousands of different open source applications. This helpful, user-friendly operating system is built by people across the globe who work together as a community to create the Fedora Project.

Fedora is free to use, modify, and distribute, and includes software that helps you work, play, organize, and socialize. You can read more information about the Fedora Project on our Overview page.

What's New in Fedora 15?

Desktop Users

The Fedora Project is committed to providing a free and open source software experience to users of all types. Over the past few releases of Fedora, an incredible amount of work has gone into building a free desktop usable by anyone. These features have provided improvements in networking, software management, hardware support, and other functionality. Over the past cycle, work on these features has mostly been to provide bug fixes and additional stability. This makes Fedora 15 an ideal computing platform for anyone who wants to use their computer productively. Whether you're a student, a parent, an office worker, a programmer, an artist, an engineer, a writer -- Fedora has what you need to do the things you care about!

In addition to continually extending and improving the desktop environment, Fedora 15 also features these desktop enhancements:

System Administrators



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How to Get Started

Intrigued? Want to give Fedora 16 a try?

You can visit to download a LiveCD, regardless of what operating system you're running. This will give you a working version of Fedora, complete with common applications, all running off your CD drive - your hard drive won't be touched at all. And when you're ready, installation is just a click away.

Want an even more enjoyable way to use Fedora, risk-free? Try the Live USB option. You can use the same download to create a bootable USB stick so you can take Fedora with you anywhere you go. It works great with netbooks without CD drives, too. Check out the instruction page here:

And if you're running Fedora 14, upgrading is easy. Refer to our handy documentation for help.

Help Make Fedora!

Want to join the Fedora community and help us make the best Linux distribution even better? Get started at Our diverse community from all over the globe welcomes contributors of all types. From artists to marketers to coders to testers to writers to translators and more, you too can get involved. Share what you know or help with something you've always wanted to learn; mentors are always available to help you get started. Any help is appreciated! We'd love to hear your thoughts on Fedora 15. Have a suggestion? Find a bug? Start by taking a look at the Common F15 bugs to see if it's something we know about. (That page has information on what to do if you don't find your bug, too.)

Further reading

Need more information? Check out some of these additional Fedora 15 resources, or talk with a community member in our live chat 24/7.

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