F23 Final release announcement

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Fedora 23 released

It's (approximately) Halloween, so you know what that means — new Fedora! The Fedora 23 release is here, and it's better than ever before. We're pleased to bring you the latest incarnations of the three main Fedora editions — Fedora Workstation, Fedora Cloud, and Fedora Server, each built with love by the Fedora community to custom-fit your needs in different areas. Fedora 23 is also available in alternate desktop Spins, curated software Labs, and special images for the ARM processor architecture.

If that's all you need to hear, download from https://getfedora.org/, or if you already use Fedora, follow the simple upgrade steps at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading.

Otherwise, read on for details.

Fedora Workstation

If you're a software developer, laptop or home user, hobbyist, enthusiast, or student, Fedora Workstation is perfect for you. Fedora Workstation includes the newest release of the GNOME desktop, which makes your everyday computing simple, polished, and pleasant. Experience the sleek interface and powerful tools for yourself — download Fedora Workstation now.

Fedora Server

Fedora Server makes service management simple with RoleKit, a programmatic interface for quick deployment, and Cockpit, a remote web GUI. Now in Fedora Server 23, you can manage Kubernetes clusters from the Cockpit Admin Console, or launch a FreeIPA domain controller from a kickstart file. Get Fedora Server this morning and have an identity management solution in place by lunchtime.

Fedora Cloud

Build scale-out computing with Fedora Cloud. The Fedora Cloud Base image provides a minimal OS platform which can be downloaded for use in OpenStack, or launched directly into EC2. Fedora Atomic Host takes things in a more radical direction, providing a specialized system for running Docker containers and Atomic Apps. Now with Fedora 23, Fedora Atomic Host will be updated on a two-week cycle to keep at the edge of emerging technology. Download or launch a Fedora Cloud image for your chosen cloud provider, or as a Vagrant box for local development.

Spins, Labs, and ARM

Fedora Spins are alternative desktops for Fedora that provide a different experience than the standard Fedora Workstation edition. For instance, the Fedora KDE and Fedora Xfce spins provide popular alternatives to GNOME for Fedora users who enjoy the KDE or Xfce experience. Fedora 23 also introduces a Cinnamon spin, which provides a "traditional" desktop layout with the modern GNOME 3 shell.

Fedora Labs are curated collections of software maintained by members of the Fedora Community where you can find updated live media focused on Games, Design, Robotics, and more. These may be installed on their own or as add-ons to existing Fedora installations.

We also provide a version of the Fedora operating system tailored for running in on ARM-based systems, previously mixed into the Spins page but now with a dedicated download page.

Updated Components

As with every Fedora release, almost every component has a new version, with improvements across the board. Of particular note, Fedora Workstation includes the GNOME 3.18 desktop environment and the Libre Office 5.0 office suite.

Fedora 23 also has important under-the-hood security improvements, with increased hardening for all compiled software and with insecure SSL3 and RC4 protocols disabled. We've also updated all of the software installed by default in Fedora Cloud Base Image and Fedora Workstation to use Python version 3, and the Mono .NET compatible framework is now at version 4.

Perhaps most importantly, Unicode 8.0 support now enables the crucial U1F32D character.

Downloads, upgrades, documentation, and common bugs

You can start by downloading Fedora 23:

If you are upgrading from a previous release of Fedora, refer to:

Read the full release notes for Fedora 23:

Fedora 23 common bugs are documented at:

This page includes information on several known bugs in Fedora 23. Please be sure to read it before installing!


We hope you're as excited as we are about Fedora 23 and look forward to exploring it yourself. Don't forget — Fedora never stands still as we're always working towards a new and better release by sharing our work with the world. Want to be part of the fun? It's easy to get involved. There are many ways to contribute to Fedora, even if it's just bug reporting. You can also help translate software and content, test and give feedback on software updates, write and edit documentation, design and do artwork, help with all sorts of promotional activities, and package free software for use by millions of Fedora users worldwide.

To get started, visit http://whatcanidoforfedora.org/ today!

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