Fedora 32 is officially here!

It’s here! We’re proud to announce the release of Fedora 32. Thanks to the hard work of thousands of Fedora community members and contributors, we’re celebrating yet another on-time release.

If you just want to get to the bits without delay, head over to https://getfedora.org/ right now. For details, read on!

All of Fedora’s Flavors

Fedora Editions are targeted outputs geared toward specific “showcase” uses.

Fedora Workstation focuses on the desktop. In particular, it’s geared toward software developers who want a “just works” Linux operating system experience. This release features GNOME 3.36, which has plenty of great improvements as usual. My favorite is the new lock screen!

Fedora Server brings the latest in cutting-edge open source server software to systems administrators in an easy-to-deploy fashion. For edge computing use cases, Fedora IoT provides a strong foundation for IoT ecosystems.

Fedora CoreOS is an emerging Fedora Edition. It’s an automatically-updating, minimal operating system for running containerized workloads securely and at scale. It offers several update streams that can be followed for automatic updates that occur roughly every two weeks. Currently the next stream is based on Fedora 32, with the testing and stable streams to follow. You can find information about released artifacts that follow the next stream from the download page and information about how to use those artifacts in the Fedora CoreOS Documentation.

Of course, we produce more than just the editions. Fedora Spins and Labs target a variety of audiences and use cases, including the Fedora Astronomy Lab, which brings a complete open source toolchain to both amateur and professional astronomers, and desktop environments like KDE Plasma and Xfce. New in Fedora 32 is the Comp Neuro Lab, developed by our Neuroscience Special Interest Group to enable computational neuroscience.

And, don’t forget our alternate architectures: ARM AArch64, Power, and S390x. Of particular note, we have improved support for Pine64 devices, NVidia Jetson 64 bit platforms, and the Rockchip system-on-a-chip devices including the Rock960, RockPro64, and Rock64.

General improvements

No matter what variant of Fedora you use, you’re getting the latest the open source world has to offer. Following our “First” foundation, we’ve updated key programming language and system library packages, including GCC 10, Ruby 2.7, and Python 3.8. Of course, with Python 2 past end-of-life, we’ve removed most Python 2 packages from Fedora. A legacy python27 package is provided for developers and users who still need it. In Fedora Workstation, we’ve enabled the EarlyOOM service by default to improve the user experience in low-memory situations.

We’re excited for you to try out the new release! Go to https://getfedora.org/ and download it now. Or if you’re already running a Fedora operating system, follow the easy upgrade instructions. For more information on the new features in Fedora 32, see the release notes.

In the unlikely event of a problem….

If you run into a problem, check out the Fedora 32 Common Bugs page, and if you have questions, visit our Ask Fedora user-support platform.

Thank you everyone

Thanks to the thousands of people who contributed to the Fedora Project in this release cycle, and especially to those of you who worked extra hard to make this another on-time release during a pandemic. Fedora is a community, and it’s great to see how much we’ve supported each other. I invite you to join us in the Red Hat Summit Virtual Experience 28-29 April to learn more about Fedora and other communities.

Edited 1800 UTC on 28 April to add a link to the release notes.

Fedora Project community


  1. timfa21

    AWESOME !!!

  2. Benjamin


  3. louis

    Beautiful update !

  4. Kleyton


  5. It’s great.

  6. Adam

    I’ve been running Fedora 32 for a few days. Seems to work without a problem. My uptime is 4 days. I’ve been running Fedora for ~2 years now, and my install is that old as well. I’ve just been upgrading it in-place the whole time, and there have been no issues at all.

    By now, I’m guessing the GUI software updater will prompt users to upgrade, but I upgraded following these instructions:


    It’s good practice to prepare your system before upgrading to a newer release. Like, cleaning out old packages, installing system updates etc. I also deleted old kernels, which I haven’t done since I first installed Fedora. You can list the installed kernel packages like this:

    rpm -qa | grep -i kernel

    Check what your currently running kernel is (uname -a) and manually delete all the older kernel packages with dnf. The old kernels will disappear from the GRUB menu automatically, if you run:


    Thanks for this release of Fedora!

    • BH

      Or just do “rpm -q kernel”

    • Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek

      In general there is no need to uninstall old kernels. DNF will automatically remove oldest kernels, always keeping the 3 newest ones. Doing it by hand is discouraged because there’s always the chance of removing the wrong kernel or all kernels. If you have more than four kernels installed than something is wrong with the removal process and you can report a bug.

      As far as old packages go, any old packages that would cause an problem during an upgrade (for example because they require a library which is now in an incompatible version) should be removed during an upgrade. To make this work, any packages which are known to cause such problems are declared in fedora-obsolete-packages. This process is partially manual, so if you encounter an error during upgrade that some old package is holding back the upgrade, report it as a bug an it will be added to fedora-obsolete-packages or otherwise fixed. So there should be no need to remove old packages either.

      But I’m happy that the upgrade worked for you 😉

      • Andre Gompel

        In order to modify the number of kernels installed, modify /etc/dnf/dnf.conf following line : (I set it to “2”).

    • Will Kemp

      I’ve been running Fedora since it was Red Hat 3 (nearly 25 years), and for as long as I can remember I’ve always kept a spare partition the size of the root partition, to install the next version in. In other words, I have two root partitions, the current one and the previous one – which will become the next one – and I rotate them as new versions are released. That way, I always do a clean install of the new version, and I’ve always got the previous version hopefully still bootable in case I need it.

      There are pros and cons of this method, of course. Pros: clean system, with no buildup of cruft, installation is fast, backup system is always ready to boot if necessery. Cons: requires manual configuration of partitions in the installer, and you have to keep track of which partition is what, some apps don’t get installed out of the box and have to be re-installed manually after the upgrade, uses a bit more space – but a, say, 32GB root partition, is insignificant given the sizes of hard drives nowadays, so that’s not a big deal.

      I tried doing an upgrade using dnf a few versions ago and it took a really long time, so I went back to the old method next time.

  7. Gianni


  8. Rohan Kumar


  9. M.el

    Great release:
    Been on it since Fedora 20.
    Great work! Exceptional!

  10. Alex

    COOL! Thanks!

  11. hareesh

    Awesome. so excited…

  12. zzzz

    I am using Fedora 32 to leave this comment

  13. Mivall

    Amazing! thanks to the developers for such a great OS

  14. Andreas

    Thank you for that great work.
    I’m Fedora User since first days. I’ve updateted my Laptop. Now all of my ARMs (4x Odroid HC1, Odroid XU4, Raspi 4) are in the process to update to 32.

  15. OMG! i just installed fedora spin BETA kde edition 10 hours ago.

    • Don’t worry – just update the system as usual and you will be up to date with the final release (in fact, a little after it).

  16. dwefe

    My fedora talk to me in native language, why not everywhere?

  17. Matthew P Delaforce

    I just tried to download the Fedora 32 Workstation ISO, but my Avast antivirus application is terminating the download, saying the mirror is infected with Win63:Evo-gen[susp].
    I’ve tried 3 times so far and each time the same termination message from Avast, though two different mirrors were attempted.

    • This sounds like a false positive, and you may want to report it to Avast. One way to check the download is to go ahead and pull down the ISO, and use the verify process documented on the website to satisfy yourself that it’s genuine.

  18. internet

    Thanks for the effort you guys put into this project. It feels so good to know that we humans can make this happen even when times are rough. And thank you RedHat for making it easier.

  19. Stanford Bangaba


  20. Nice new fedora..
    I ve been on 32 beta for 5 weeks, and no big problems.. Worked flawless for daily driver in business.

    Good job fedora team!

  21. M.aD

    Congrats on another awesome release.

  22. clime


  23. Leslie Satenstein

    Remember the old expression from a child movie. Fedora 32 is not a child, but the expression was:

    Everyday in everyway, Fedora gets better and better.
    Thank you Adam, Mathew, and the many generals and soldiers that made this version possible.

    By the way, one of the youtuber’s has stated that Fedora32 will be a rolling release.
    Is that not so? It has always been a rolling release for maintenance. Was it extended to shorter than 6 month releases?

    • Hey Leslie! Nothing has changed regarding the lifecycle or maintenance, things are just as they have always been.

  24. Ellen

    Thanks so much Fedora team for creating a system that requires no fiddling! The integration of EarlyOOM is a small step for the project but a giant leap for usability. Linux thrashing is the greatest menace on a low memory machine.

  25. Asiri Iroshan

    Love it. Using Fedora 31 Workstation here. Unfortunately I’m very busy these days with a lot of work that I cannot find a time to upgrade to Fedora 32. But I will be upgrading in a couple of weeks.
    The best Linux distribution!. Love it.

  26. jenche

    I agree that translation seems to lack behind.
    I’m a French user and for example, Geary seems to only be half translated in this language.
    Worse, some parts of the Gnome interface are broken in French, mostly because French tends to be more verbose than English.
    See for example these bugs:

    Nothing really serious but it gives the feeling of something not really polished.

    • Translations are pretty much entirely a volunteer effort, unfortunately :/ No company sees enough of a benefit to pay for this work. So they’re always vulnerable to being a bit haphazard. Thanks for reporting the UI bugs, too!

  27. Congrats!!! I have 3 systems with Fedora 32 now. Only thing I’m struggling with is fonts. I’m not able to load old fonts I had with Fedora 30 and backwards.

    One more time congratulations and thanks for this new release.

  28. Oscar

    Very fast and stable. I have been using Fedora since version 17. Only version 18 had problems. I hope they continue like this always.

  29. Walter Harrison Stoermer

    Thank you, to the whole Fedora team. You guys did it again, and I love what you did with 32; I love Fedora! Gnome 3.36 is what my work-flow needed; keep up the great work!

  30. It is grateful for me! Thank you very much to Mattew Miller and colaborators.

  31. saeb

    Can I upgrade with iso image?

  32. Good job, folks. Right after the hype (Ubuntu 20.04 LTS release 😉

    I run Fedora on my home NAS (N54L G7 since Fedora 20) and old laptops D630 (along with Manjaro MacBook3,1 and Arch N150).

    In fact Fedora Core 1 was my first full time Desktop (GNOME 2) workstation back in Uni (until Fedora Core 4 or 5, I did the distro hop thing 😉

  33. Francisco Reyes

    Muchas gracias a todo el equipo por este nuevo release.

  34. Great.

    Installed on VM.
    Testing it now.

  35. Andre Gompel

    From Beta, to released Fedora 32 came pretty good !
    Most apps work well, and RPMFUSION Repos for F32 was ready early.

    May I suggest here :
    1) To create a Fedora-32 -post-install ? Because for a Fedora novice, it is needed for basic stuff which does work out of the box, to be functional. Comes to mind multimedia, rpmfusion repos, etc.. I have mine as a crude text file, that I could share, since Fedora 28, or so.

    2) Like for https://www.if-not-true-then-false.com/ explain how to properly install, apps where a simple “dnf install , is not enough.
    For example I found the mediawiki server app, with MariaD, very challenging to fully work on Fedora 32.

    Andre Gompel

    • skierpage

      It’s a good idea but it’s a huge subject because as this article makes clear, there are so many users of and use cases for Fedora.

      The quality of online guides varies, and there’s the usual problem of Google search results featuring old obsolete articles. “Things to do after installing Fedora 32” on fosspost might be OK, though I can’t vouch for many of the things it suggests.

      The need for multimedia codecs from RPMFusion is greatly reduced now that GStreamer supports AAC and H.264 along with MP3.

      The best way to install many “consumer” apps is now Flatpak. The best way to run complex server apps may be in a container, whether or not you’re using Fedora CoreOS.

  36. mike

    Done clean install F32 Cinnamon this morning and moved all my files from F31 onto it no problems . I have simple-scan installed but no desktop icon on 32 like on 31 ?

  37. ChezThijs

    Works like a charm. I love it

  38. skierpage

    I just upgraded my Fedora KDE spin. The upgrade was noticeably quicker than previous upgrades, nice! It warned about a couple of modular packages (libgit2 and ripgrep) but upgraded them fine anyway.

  39. Colombo

    Already installed. It looks great.

  40. Andre Gompel

    Could you comment here, on how easy/hard it was by reinstalling Fedora 32, over a dual boot, by keeping existing /home users, and not reformatting it (when it is a btrfs compressed partition), etc…

    My take is that the Anaconda Installer, with respect to “custom partitioning” is still quite buggy, has serious shortcomings.

    Furthermore, I suggest to automatically create an fstab entry as /win/c (r/w) for the NTFS windows partition, commented out for easy enabling etc…

    Please comment.

  41. Marko

    Anyone knows if VirtualBox 6.1 is going to build F32 soon? 🙂

  42. Balthazar

    I’ve just installed F32 on my ASUS R700V laptop. It works fine but I’ve got a little problem with the touchpad. When I do a right-click, it’s a left-click which is executed. With a standard mouse, there is no problem. Any suggestion ?


  43. vm linuz

    Well done to Fedora. Do a great job. I love Fedora.

  44. Congrats Fedora <3 !

  45. Nick

    Why is Python so much slower in 32 than 31?

  46. Dezső József

    It is great and nice.
    But the Hungarian language became unchoseable in the installer.
    In the earlier versions I could install also in Hungarian language.
    Ok I could install in Englis language and after installation the change language to Hungarian is simple, bat it is a step backward or mistake.

    • Attila Szabo

      Szia, hogy sikerult modositani a nyelvet? En az xfce-t hasznalom es sehogy nem sikerul beallitani a felhasznaloi felulet nyelvet magyarra.

      • Dezső József

        Simán a beállítások eszközben a terület és nyelv. Talán “Region and Language” az angol neve a menüben.

  47. Chandramouli Narayanan

    Does not work for me on Thinkpad x220. I tried with a USB stick with the Fedora 32 x86_64 iso. The laptop keyboard and mouse don’t work during the installation. I tried with an external keyboard/mouse. The installation worked. But post-installation, the laptop keyboard didn’t work afterwards. And the system crashed with the external keyboard again. Franky, I had issues with Fedora 31 updates as well. I will try going back again to 31. If it doesn’t work, I am moving on to some other distro.

    • Shreepad S

      That is truly unusual.. I’ve used Fedora from I think 22 onwards and never faced any issues on Thinkpads (T420, T470) with the keyboard/ mouse that could be attributed to the OS.

      The keyboard on my old T420 has problems now where certain keys stop functioning after some time so am using it with an external wired USB keyboard (Logitech) which works fine. I don’t think its a software issue as the problem surfaces after a few hours of continuous use and goes away after cold starts so I suspect there is a hardware/ heating issue of some kind…

  48. Using fedora since 2003, before i changed in 2003 i was using Red Hat 9.0. Have tried lots of other distros but can’t find one as cutting edge and stable as Fedora.
    Well done team!!!

  49. john posey

    Gnome 3.36 works in full screen mode okay. Smaller sized windows don’t interface too well … blink … flash … no focus … no control (unable to respond to dialog boxes) grainy graphics …

  50. Timtish

    Thank You so much! All dependencies are allowed! I can run ibm ide again)

  51. Jovino

    ironic that fedora 32 defacto kills the last fedora with 32 bit support

  52. millerthegorilla

    Fedora 32 is lovely, it looks great and, in most instances, it works really well.

    However, I have been unable to get the right click to work on my laptop. I have tried disabling mouse click emulation in gnome-tweaks, and have even tried using dconf-editor to adjust the right click setting, which allows either left or right click, as left click, to be held down and then the right click menu appears.

    It is extremely frustrating to not have a right click. Does anyone know how to restore it? Or the correct IRC channel on which to ask?



    I upgraded my Fedora Workstation from 31 to 32.

    One issue is my internet connection speed. Approximately, 10mbps upon using my phone while on my Fedora 32 workstation it’s only .50mbps.

    Been wondering why. Can someone help please.

  54. Holzkerbe

    I’ve just recently switched back from Windows 10 to Linux which I’ve only rarely used as my everyday OS, but rather to get an idea about it while dabbling around with it. So at first I’ve got Ubuntu which I’ve already tried some years ago. Recently I’ve gave 20.04 a shot, but it still felt somewhat bloated and not responsive enough to me.

    Then I’ve heard about Fedora while reading about Linus Torvalds himself who apparently uses Fedora as well and then I immediately gave Fedora 32 a shot. All I have to say now is that I totally fell in love with it…! It’s slick, sleek, elegant, minimal and blazingly fast and responsive. Only downsides were the Anaconda installer which in comparison to Ubuntu’s installer is a bit confusing (drive management) and unresponsive and the missing driver for my HP Laptop’s RTL8821ce wifi adapter. I had to dig up a kernel module and provide it manually via DKMS which took a lot of time to research and execute. Wifi works now, but suffers from a few bugs though.

    Anyway you did an awesome job guys. I’m here to stay 🙂

    Thanks for you effort and keep it rollin’!

  55. Shatadru Bandyopadhyay

    Oh no I am late this time! Upgrading right now!

  56. Linuxguy1712

    My boot time god longer after the update 🙁 2 and a half minutes to boot after updating to fedora 32. Not a polished update.

  57. Ralf Oltmanns

    Well done. But I have one concern:
    With Fedora 32, VirtualBox 6.1 is broken. As VirtualBox-6.1 is no Fedora component, where would be the appropriate place to file a bug?
    I’m not sure if Oracle really cares, if their VirtualBox is running on Fedora or not.

    I’d really need VirtualBox for our vagrant boxes.
    (On a sidenote: Getting VirtualBox 6.1 to run on ArchLinux is also a pain right now)

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