Announcing Fedora Linux 37

Today I’m excited to share the results of the hard work of thousands of Fedora Project contributors: the Fedora Linux 37 release is here! Let’s see what the latest release brings you. As always, you should make sure your system is fully up-to-date before upgrading from a previous release. Can’t wait to get started? Download while you read!

New editions

Fedora Editions are flagship offerings targeted at a particular “market”. With Fedora Linux 37, we’re adding two new Editions. Fedora CoreOS is the successor to what you may remember as Atomic Host. Drawing from Project Atomic and the original CoreOS work, it provides an automatic update mechanism geared toward hosting container-based workloads. With atomic updates and easy rollback, it adds peace of mind to your infrastructure.

Fedora Cloud is also back as an Edition. The Cloud Working Group has seen a resurgence in activity. Cloud provides a great Fedora base to run in your favorite public or private cloud. AMIs will be available in the AWS Marketplace later this week and community channels are available now. Check the website for images in other cloud providers or for your own cloud!

Desktop improvements

Fedora Workstation focuses on the desktop experience. As usual, Fedora Workstation features the latest GNOME release. GNOME 43 includes a new device security panel in Settings, providing the user with information about the security of hardware and firmware on the system. Building on the previous release, more core GNOME apps have been ported to the latest version of the GTK toolkit, providing improved performance and a modern look. 

With this release, we’ve made a few changes to allow you to slim down your installation a bit. We split the language packs for the Firefox browser into subpackages. This means you can remove the “firefox-langpacks” package if you don’t need the localization. The runtime packages for gettext — the tools that help other packages produce multilingual text — are split into a separate subpackage.

Of course, we produce more than just the Editions. Fedora Spins and Labs target a variety of audiences and use cases, including Fedora Comp Neuro, which provides tools for computational neuroscience, and desktop environments like Fedora LXQt, which provides a lightweight desktop environment. And, don’t forget our alternate architectures: ARM AArch64, Power, and S390x.

Sysadmin improvements

Fedora Server now produces a KVM disk image to make running Server in a virtual machine easier. If you’ve disabled SELinux (it’s okay — we still love you!), you can turn it back on with less impact. The autorelabel now runs in parallel, making the “fixfiles” operation much faster.

In order to keep up with advances in cryptography, this release introduces a TEST-FEDORA39 policy that previews changes planned for future releases. The new policy includes a move away from SHA-1 signatures. Researchers have long known that this hash (like MD5 before it) is not safe to use for many security purposes.

In the future, we are likely to remove SHA-1 from the list of acceptable security algorithms in Fedora Linux. (As the name TEST-FEDORA39 implies, perhaps as soon as next year.) We know there are still SHA-1 hashes in use today, however. The new policy helps you test your critical applications now so that you’ll be ready. Please try it out, and let us know where you encounter problems.

Speaking of cryptography, the openssl1.1 package is now deprecated. It will remain available, but we recommend you update your code to work with openssl 3.

Other updates

The Raspberry Pi 4 is now officially supported in Fedora Linux, including accelerated graphics. In other ARM news, Fedora Linux 37 drops support for the ARMv7 architecture (also known as arm32 or armhfp).

Following our “First” foundation, we’ve updated key programming language and system library packages, including Python 3.11, Golang 1.19, glibc 2.36, and LLVM 15.

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 Fedora Linux, follow the easy upgrade instructions. For more information on the new features in Fedora Linux 37, see the release notes.

In the unlikely event of a problem…

If you run into a problem, visit our Ask Fedora user-support forum. This includes a category for common issues.

Thank you everyone

Thanks to the thousands of people who contributed to the Fedora Project in this release cycle. We love having you in the Fedora community.

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118 Comments

  1. Joel

    Thank you very much!
    I was looking forward to this great news. Fedora Linux is undoubtedly the best distro of all. I am a fan and user of Fedora since 2013.

  2. Sergio Corrales

    Great News! thanks for the hard work

  3. Kevin G

    Awesome, as a user, thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work. It truly does get appreciated.

    • Joshua H

      Been using Fedora since 32 released and it’s just been brilliant! Every release just keeps getting better. Can’t wait for more btrfs improvements to be implemented. Thanks all who create Fedora!

    • Gnanesh

      Thanks to the incredible team at Fedora. Installed the F37 Cinnamon spin… First impression is it’s smooth and polished. Great effort by the team. Luv’in it!

  4. Thanks, great job

  5. Steven Urkel

    Was eagerly waiting for this release. Time to download the ISO and give it a go.

  6. Boopathi R

    I’ve been waiting for Fedora 37 release so long. Thank you for everything!
    <3 for fedora!

    • It must be said since version 1 of fedora is a big step and being at 37. In general I wait for the stable version but I ventured to use 36 to 37 in Beta and I have no complaints it made me even happy that everything worked fine without congratulations big problems.

  7. David Etengoff

    Hi – I’m excited as well! Unfortunately, I get an error on my Fedora 36 ARM installation when trying to upgrade.

  8. Fernando San Martín

    Already installed!, thank you for such awesome Work!

  9. Kamil

    The specific link for F37 Common Issues is:
    https://ask.fedoraproject.org/tags/c/common-issues/141/f37

  10. John Willemsen

    Yes! Thank you

  11. arielale

    Soy Nuevo con fedora, tengo la version 36, como hago para actualizar a 37 con knome 43, alguien me puede ayudar…

  12. Tim H

    I only installed Fedora 36 a few days ago ! this is great news well done guys. Really loving fedora as a distro, wish I had switched sooner.

  13. Jim

    There’s a typo in this post in the “Other updates” section:

    “For more information on the new features in Fedora Linux 36, see the release notes.”

    Should be Fedora 37, and the link needs correcting too 🙂

  14. Hawar Hekmat

    Slow dnf as usual, and slow website downloading ISO from fedora workstation takes ever to complete

    • Sounds like Fedora Linux could use more mirrors (https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mirrormanager/). I guess you could run one. Or get someone in your area with good bandwidth to do so.

      • Andrew Moore

        Or there may be an issue with some download servers? F37 Server ISO downloaded at 11 MB/s whereas F37 Workstation ISO didn’t download at all. Upon second try a couple minutes later, F37 Workstation ISO also downloaded at 11 MB/s. Looks less like a load issue than just a bad server…

        Fedora rocks! Thank you guys 🙂

  15. ziprasidone

    Thank You all Fedora team!

  16. Aman Das

    Fantastic! I’ll be updating my system now 🥳

  17. Piotr

    /etc/fstab

    Created by anaconda on Tue Aug 23 02:44:14 2022

    I’ve been using F37 Silverblue since August 23. 😉 I’d say it was fairly reliable in late September.

    Great job!!!

  18. Richard

    I usually update my system every six months after a new release, anyway, this is an amazing update, see you in six!.

  19. Rodrigo

    Awesome work, I was using Fedora 37 beta and is great

  20. Dwight

    Excellent way to kick off the holidays. Thanks so much to the Fedora team for this.

  21. Peter

    WooHoo, downloading now by torrent!
    Thank you to all at Fedora.

  22. Derek

    I have been running the beta and now the final on three of my machines and all run like a dream.Thank you for all the hard work which is so appreciated.

  23. WhoKnows

    Thank you so much! Fedora is great!!
    Any idea when Fedora Silverblue 37 iso will be available? (Would like to do a new clean install instead of rebase)

  24. WhoKnows

    Nevermind – Saw that the iso is listed in https://torrent.fedoraproject.org/

  25. James

    Can anyone give me a link to download the fedora silverblue 37? The official silverblue website only has links to the 36 iso.
    Although the torrent url in a comment above has a link to the 37 silverblue iso torrent, I don’t have a torrent client on this machine, and so wanted to download the iso direct.

  26. James

    I found the 37 silverblue iso download at the following link:
    https://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/releases/37/Silverblue/

  27. Darvond

    Mazeltov. I’ll wait for Sway and a few other packages to update before taking it fully.

  28. msztr

    Is there any way to disable this new menu style and go back to the old one?
    https://mega.nz/file/OjZGFTYT#mVdpmao5XgQxII7ChK5yI55hsP4xdL2WIyshrzkU4_g

    thanks
    msztr

    • Jesse

      Yeah, stay on Fedora 36 – that menu isn’t from Fedora, it is the style from GNOME 43.

    • Marko

      Indeed it’s coming from Gnome 43. It’s a bit different and might take using to, but what I’d like is to be adoptable based on where is your taskbar. Mine is in the bottom so having power button at the top makes it very non-intuitive to use.

    • Darvond

      Sure. Dump Gnome for a better desktop environment/window manager. Fedora doesn’t exactly have a shortage of them. I personally suggest WIndowmaker or i3. If you want something less esoteric, Cinnamon and Mate are based on the GTK without Gnome’s baggage.

      A metaphor: As Comstar became to the Inner Sphere, so has Gnome become to Linux.

  29. Viacheslav

    Thank you for new Fedora 37, it is perfect!

  30. Worth the wait! Thank you Fedora Team!

  31. Jesse

    Woohoo! Thank you Fedora Team for the great work. It was worth the wait!

  32. Christian

    I ‘ve just installed F37 to my laptops ssd from a usb-stick created with Fedora Media Writer. My plan was to keep the existing Windows 10 and F33 OS and installed F37 beside them.

    In Anaconda i did choose: custom installation > in following agent > “auto create F37 partions”. the process created serveral new Brtfs partitions/volumes, starting from p6 to p8.

    ###

    NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINTS
    zram0 252:0 0 7,4G 0 disk [SWAP]
    nvme0n1 259:0 0 238,5G 0 disk
    ├─nvme0n1p1 259:1 0 260M 0 part /boot/efi
    ├─nvme0n1p2 259:2 0 16M 0 part
    ├─nvme0n1p3 259:3 0 42,4G 0 part
    ├─nvme0n1p4 259:4 0 1000M 0 part
    ├─nvme0n1p5 259:5 0 1G 0 part
    ├─nvme0n1p6 259:6 0 117,7G 0 part
    ├─nvme0n1p7 259:7 0 1G 0 part /boot
    └─nvme0n1p8 259:8 0 75,1G 0 part /home
    /
    ###

    After the installation process had finished i did a reboot. The Grub bootloader now shows entries for Windows 10, F37 and F37-rescue (all are working) but the previous F33 entry is gone. Please help me with instructions to restore F33 grub boot entry!

    • Christian

      correction: In Anaconda i did choose: custom installation > in following agent > “auto create F37 partions”. the process created serveral new Brtfs partitions/volumes: p7 and p8, and i think modified p1

    • @Christian This sort of problem is better discussed on Fedora’s help forum: https://ask.fedoraproject.org/

    • LiuYan

      Since there’s EFI partition, my guess: the /boot/efi/EFI/fedora/ directory was overridden with Fedora 37 installation, so F33 grub boot entry was lost.

      From the partition list, I didn’t seen a large partition that can hold Fedora 33 installation (assuming p3 is Windows 10 installation). Maybe Fedora 33 installation was overridden too ?

  33. F37 also features brand new non-default wallpapers created on Fedora using Blender 🙂

    https://gitlab.com/fedora/design/community-design-team/issues/-/issues/5

    Enjoy!

  34. Alireza Haghshenas

    Fedora is a real life saver for me. Thanks for the great product.

    On my desktop computer, I’m having real trouble: The Fedora 37 live cannot boot when my monitor is connected to the Nvidia Rtx 4090. It does boot properly when monitor is connected to the integrated AMD graphics.

    This is not new. In Fedora 36 any Kernel starting and after 5.19.16 have the same problem. I’ve reported this to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=2142277

    Can someone help me?

    • I think the Live images usually have a “Install Fedora in basic graphics mode” option that should workaround most video card problems. Beyond that, you’ll probably need to ask for help on Fedora’s help forum — https://ask.fedoraproject.org/

    • Viacheslav

      Hi, have you tried disabling the built-in amd graphics in the bios and reinstalling the nvidia graphics driver via the akmod script? It worked for me with intel graphics paired with a gtx 1050 ti.

      • Alireza Haghshenas

        Thank you Viacheslav, I’ll try that.

        In general, I’m reasonably happy with the open source Nvidia drivers. There are some rough edges, but the overall experience is good.

    • spital

      NVDA always had problems, the best is to have their driver, so either go to text mode, install it, telinit 5 or I can create a bootable ISO with the driver installed. Just ping me

  35. Mohaki

    It’s beautiful, clean, minimalist and fast. I think most of the community should migrate from Ubuntu into Fedora. I need arch for my use-cases otherwise I would used Fedora as main. Although I use it as main for server side work.

  36. c

    (retyping because this UI makes it look like I can only have 1 reply per email?)

    Was excited to see that I can scale to something besides 200%. However scaling to 125, 150, or 175 makes the graphics very choppy. Most notable when having System Monitor open and list Processes. The mouse just bounces around. Everything is very smooth at 100% or 200%.

    This is on a Framework laptop using the recommended resolution 2256×1504.

    This is on the Cinnamon spin. But I’m about to try going to regular Gnome edition and then install Cinnamon and others ontop.

  37. Linus Inkinen

    Like a desert without a rain i’ve been waiting this.

    Only one request: could the torrent downloads be “less well hidden”? I think those should even be promoted as via torrent the integrity and the genuinety of ISO are affirmed (am i right?).

  38. Stan

    BTW, this will show you what is in fedora.gpg:
    $ gpg –show-keys ./fedora.gpg

    • Antonio Rafael Izquierdo Carrasco

      In my understanding is a workstation OS. Is it recommended to use in production environments. If it does not, Is there any flavor of Fedora to compare, for example; with RHEL, CentOS (before sold it) or Current Rocky Linux?

      Thanks in advance for your comments and support.

      Just a comment, it was my fist Linux flavor that implemented and I started to learn Linux with this. Thank you so much!

      Best regards!

      • Eduard Lucena

        Sure, try the Fedora Server, I used at home to my local servers: a docker apps server and a file server, both are super stable with streaming and everything. https://getfedora.org/es/server/download/

      • Oleg

        Rocky is great for production environments. Fedora is a test platform for RHEL. However, Fedora is suitable for use as a workstation in non-critical environments.

  39. Kyrylo

    i love Fedora, thank you Fedora team <3

  40. Oleg

    I do not recommend updating right now. The last few releases have been released with a bunch of problems and this release was no exception. The Firefox does not start, this is the first thing I found. GTK errors.

  41. Verolomstvo

    HP Pavilion Laptop 15-eh1083ur

    alt + shift does not work when changing the layout

    how to make the keyboard backlight turn on when you touch the touchpad?

  42. Supermelon

    Using it. Enjoying it. Being grateful I am.

  43. Leandro Hermida

    I love Fedora – I use it every day… it’s one of the first I start up every morning what an amazing OS!

  44. Leandro Hermida

    I love Fedora – I use it every day… it’s one of the first things I start up every morning what an amazing OS!

  45. cv

    Nice job, team. Thank you for the update. Upgraded yesterday and I’m enjoying it a lot! Very well polished experience.

  46. saibug

    Yeah…
    Fedora forever 🙂

  47. Odin Wis

    Hi Guys, many people suggest that we should fresh install every new release. Is it really true? Should I do this? I have installed Flatpaks, snaps etc.

    • No it isn’t. Upgrades work fine. About the only time you should need to reinstall is if you want to change the filesystem. And even then, it is possible to copy the existing OS from one filesystem to another. So you wouldn’t strictly have to reinstall even in that case. I run Fedora Linux on PCs and servers that I haven’t done a fresh install on in over a decade.

  48. Dave Yendrembam

    Everytime fedora comes out with a new flavour I wait atleast 6 months, because you won’t find new yum repo for stuff that works on fedora new. I recently installed fedora 26 and I have to make install half of the stuff or I have to Google a week to make my workstation work. Honestly whenever I upgrade to new fedora I wastes at least a week figuring out how to make my previous work works

  49. Alexis

    Could the RPMfusion be already enabled right from the installation program by clicking in the next release?

    Not even Twitch plays video without it enabled and libraries additionally added. A common user cannot figure out this need from the settings, and gives a very bad impression?

    I don’t think even Steam and Chrome are there to instal without enabling RPMfusion…

    Why not add those to check alongside proprietary codecs during install? Choice would still be there.

  50. Joachim

    Great Work!
    Updating all my machines went smoothly by command line.
    Thanks to all participants!

  51. Jason

    Control-flow integrity?

  52. Dean Hunter

    I love it. Finally, my very old video works without problems.

    80:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G72 [GeForce 7300 LE] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: Jaton Corp Device 01d1
    Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    Kernel modules: nouveau

  53. Bob Sisk

    Trying to use Stratis storage but when /etc/fstab is changed per Stratis instructions computer will not reboot. When the Stratis mount point is removed from /etc/fstab it will boot. I think 5e problem is with the UUID. Has anyone been able to install Stratis that works after reboot?

  54. What bunch of phoneys. IBM morons. Claim to have a Raspberi Pi 4 release. Good luck finding it.

  55. user

    Great release, terrible wallpaper. As always.

  56. A.A. Witherspoon

    Thank you guys for the hard work that’s being put in to keep Fedora running smoothly.

  57. dragonauta

    Thanks!! Upgrading since F33 without issues!
    Why Oh Why there’s still people whining about waiting 6 months to upgrade because “it breaks things” or “doesn’t have my precious app packed yet”. Geez! Grow up!
    Fedora is a Workstation distro… Work – Station
    Want an edgy distro with latest version of software? Fine, install Arch.
    Want build all by yourself? use Slackware or better: LFS.

    If I need an application that’s not available for my current version of Fedora, I use GnomeBoxes… Just put a VM (ubuntu, debian, arch or whatever) install the app and get the job done!

    Heck! I even use wine to run some Windows app for my day to day work (I’m looking at you Mikrotik Winbox… when will you release a linux version?)

    Again, my laptop is running Fedora since F33, and I didn’t have a single issue. Thanks

  58. Fedora is stable nowadays. I think it’s probably the top distro. Well done.

    • Matthew Murrian

      I was on Debian then Ubuntu for the last 25 years.

      I just came over to Fedora a few months ago and I don’t have any regrets.

      Agreed. Solid distro.

  59. Matthew Murrian

    Does anything need to be done if already running Fedora 37 Beta?

    I would assume the repositories are the same so that “Beta” versus “Release” is just an announcement for me.

    But better to ask the dumb question on the off chance.

    • Behind the scenes, the repositories are different, but it’s the same content set — just apply updates as normal and it’ll be the same as if you installed the release.

      This is not guaranteed to be true — there could be cases where we find something bad in the beta we need to back out and manual intervention might be required. But it’s usually fine, and that includes this time around.

  60. it all looks perfectly wonderful, except it doesn’t work on my machine … firefox, thunderbird, or any firefox derivative like librewolf refuse to load … I reported this several times during the beta release, but seems its not considered a show stopper … my machine? … a Ryzen 5 5600, 32GB DRAM, an AMD W4300 FirePro workstation graphics card and Asus A520 based mainboard … nothing particularly “out there”

    F36 works quite fine. F37? … Nope … disabling hardware acceleration in the Firefox based apps makes no difference … I have tried everything I can think of except for putting an nVidia or Intel GPU in the system, which I am not doing. I have tried the same configuration on an Intel i7-6700 using its iGPU, and all works no problems at all. So, there is something going on between Gnome 43, the AMD W4300, and maybe the Ryzen.

    • Did you try reporting the problem on https://ask.fedoraproject.org/? (ideally along with some sort of error message; e.g., try running the “firefox” command from the terminal to see if it provides any additional clues as to what is going wrong)

      • yes, and there is no terminal output … firefox seems to think it is running just fine and appears normally in the process list … but it wont display for some reason … and as for journalctl, zero entries … go figure … I might just add that this occurs in Gnome (Xorg) as well … so … no error messages, no display under X or Wayland …

        • I saw something like that once where there was a hidden session of X running in a backgrounded remote desktop instance (it was X2Go). The output of the applications was being redirected to the wrong display. I would guess something like that is happening in your case. But again, this isn’t a good place to troubleshoot that sort of problem. Please use ask.fedoraproject.org. Thanks.

    • Stan

      Also check the system log:

      $ journalctl -b

  61. Dan

    Upgraded to Fedora 37 from 36. But after logging in to Gnome on Wayland, I lost the keyboard and couldn’t type in anything. Gnome with xorg works fine though.

  62. AsciiWolf

    Another amazing Fedora release! 🙂 Every new release is getting better and better. Looking forward to what Fedora brings us in the Future.

    The last remaining thing that I miss on Fedora (and/or in GNOME) is better background apps and AppIndicators (tray icon) support. I am using the “AppIndicator and KStatusNotifierItem Support” Shell Extension, but an out-of-box upstream solution would be much better. Fortunately, it looks like that this is now being worked on by GNOME[1] and Fedora[2] folks.

    [1] https://gitlab.gnome.org/Teams/Design/os-mockups/-/issues/191
    [2] https://pagure.io/fedora-workstation/issue/264

  63. IsaacTso

    Amazing as usual! I upgraded from Fedora 36 to 37 on a Dell Latitude laptop. Before upgrading, I uninstalled some applications, and added them back after system was upgraded to FC37. No any issue, upgrading was fast and smooth, and there was no single error or warning.

    Thank you the Fedora Team for making my computing easy and robust! Life couldn’t be easier.

  64. Loïc

    Thank you very much for your hard work, I’m new using your distribution and I love it ! You’re awesome :pray:

  65. hf

    This upgrade worked without even a single tiny issue.
    Great work.

  66. Lupe Victoria`

    I’m a NEW Linux user trying to walk away from the Microsoft / Adobe empires, had to download and install almost every distro that exist out there, just recently came across this new release from you guys, and I have to say Fedora 37 blow my mind! I’m loving it !

  67. mike

    This is truly a work of art. I have been using Fedora for a few years now and this version is the most refined. Awesome work!

  68. David Frantz

    One big huge THANK YOU to the Fedora team. I’ve been using Fedora or RedHat, since RedHat 4 and frankly it just keeps getting better and better.

    As a most likely future ARM user (various embedded boards) thank you again for supporting ARM and hopefully beyond the PI universe. One of those universes will hopefully be Apples laptops when support there is ready. I’m not a big fan of Apple but lets face it their ARM based laptops are game changing. I do wish for an ARM based laptop hardware option beyond Apple’s offering that doesn’t suck.

  69. Lee Darcy

    Running it now! So far so good! Great work Fedora team!

  70. lexonight

    sweet

  71. desemyr

    I appreciate your work !
    been using fedora since 28
    the most stable system i know by now

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