Fedora 23 is here!

Matthew Miller mattdm at fedoraproject.org
Tue Nov 3 14:56:23 UTC 2015

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

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.

* https://getfedora.org/workstation

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.

* https://getfedora.org/server

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.

* https://getfedora.org/cloud/

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.

* https://spins.fedoraproject.org

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.

* https://labs.fedoraproject.org

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.

* https://arm.fedoraproject.org

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:

* https://getfedora.org/

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

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrading

Read the full release notes for Fedora 23:

* https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/23/html/Release_Notes/

Fedora 23 common bugs are documented at:

* http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F23_bugs

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!

🌭 (The mustard indicates progress.)

Matthew Miller
<mattdm at fedoraproject.org>
Fedora Project Leader

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