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. 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. Get Fedora 23 Spins.

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. Get Fedora 23 Labs.

We 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 What can I do for Fedora? today!


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  1. Khoa D. Cao

    I’ve been waiting for F23 for so long, but many people told me (since F19) that I should upgrade 1 month after the release. Are there any explanations behind this?

    • I suppose that the person who suggested that is thinking that waiting will keep you away from any big bugs that we missed in the release quality assurance. It may also be that it gives time for third-party repositories and other software to catch up.

      I am a little biased, but I wouldn’t pay attention. Our QA team is great, and Fedora in general is solid at release time — and since I’ve been running it since the alpha test release, I can say with good confidence that it’s true for Fedora 23 too.

      The other thing to note is that if you only want to upgrade once a year (skipping a release), security updates and bugfixes stop for the old release a month after this one. That is, F21 support ends on (around) December 2. So, if you’re on that release, you have a month of overlap in which you should upgrade.

      • Khoa D. Cao

        Thank you for your fast reply. I’m using F22 at the moment and I’m going to upgrade to F23 right away (as I always do for the last 2 Fedoras), mostly because of those exciting new GNOME features! Fedora is always about trying new things, so why not?

        • I’ve been using 23 for awhile now and it’s rock solid. They’ve done a great job. I’m back on Fedora now and don’t plan on leaving.

          • maurice

            Just downloaded Fedora23 64bit kde and had a good look at it before installing, mainly checking the fonts available, but found no way of changing them.

            At 89 my eyesight is not as it was and, with the distro I have been using for the past 9 years I have to increase the size of the fonts to 133 or even 150%. With Fedora it would appear that I’m stuck with an unalterable 11 or 12 point font. I’m sure I must have missed something in the config files but I checked and rechecked them to no avail.

            Thanks for any help


            • euge

              I’m pretty sure there’s a way to change the OS font sizes on KDE, but I’m a Gnome user and will leave that answer to the KDE guys.

              On Gnome, the gnome-tweak-tool provides access to multiple fonts in the OS. These are available in other ways, but this package makes it easy to adjust these.

  2. How wonderful!!!
    Hugs!!! 😀

    José Malcher Jr.

  3. Detailed review (more than 1 hour) video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUajOmiZgUg

    Looks nice, thanks for all community!

    • Tim

      Your review isn’t detailed. All you did was briefly go through the features that GNOME 3.18 offers. The video is bloated with ads too.

  4. Alejandro Gutiérrez

    I would like to know about the Wayland support I’ve been using Fedora since 19 and right now on my dell laptop with Fedora 22.

    But in my desktop another distro because having problems with two monitors configuration, also with the shutdown process. At the first time was the http service and another service, but then I couldn’t notice the source of problem.

    I’m gonna try 23 and I hope that it will be my distro for both computers, especially because the development workflow it’s pretty cool.


  5. David Park

    I have tried to upgrade from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 according to the upgrade guide, but after successfully installing the dnf-plugin-system-upgrade package and run the command “sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23 –best”, I got an error which says “Failed loading plugin system_upgrade; No such command : system-upgrade”. Can anybody tell me how to upgrade from Fedora22 to Fedora 23 successfully? Thanks.

    • Edwin Santos

      You don’t need the –best part of the command. It should simply be sudo dnf system-upgrade download –releasever=23

      • Richard

        I’ve encountered the same problem. Removing –best made no difference. The command fails indicating “No such command: system-upgrade” RPM shows it installed but where should the plugin actually reside?

        This system had been updated from F15 or earlier, lately using fedup. Could there be some cruft from earlier releases getting in the way?

        Any ideas on how to debug this situation?

  6. Luis Graciano

    Thank’s for another fantastic release…!

  7. Mohammadhzp

    Great, congrats everyone

  8. David

    I usually start fresh with each Fedora release. I performed the upgrade to Fedora 22, but there is enough crud on my system that I am going to start over from scratch. It was disappointing last week to see no Fedora 23 release, but rather that it was delayed by one week.

    QC is fantastic for Fedora. I’ve been a user since F11, and there is no reason not to install it immediately.

  9. Thank’s to all developers who are part of F23.

    Going to upgrade from F22 to F23…cool..)

  10. Congrats to all developers who are part of F23.

    Going to upgrade from F22 to F23…cool..)

  11. C.A.P.

    Congrats for release.

    Any hope to have Plasma fixed before Fedora24?

  12. Ray Anderson

    Installed the new Fedora 23 today. So far so good. Like many of the improvements.
    Had a little trouble getting Adobe Flash installed via Terminal. Finally got there.
    I like using Slacker Radio as it requires Flash. Keep up the great work you do.

  13. I can’t wait to upgrade my laptop from Fedora 22 to Fedora 23 🙂

  14. Diego G.

    Brilliant! After a long day of work, I am now updating my thinkpad to Fedora 23. Thanks from Argentina for their great work! Keep in that way!

  15. Mogeni

    Its breezy. Cool Fedora distro. Forever a fedoran. Thanks @ the dev team.

  16. Hello,

    Thank you for great release, awesome! 😀

    Greet from Fedora Indonesia

  17. Neil

    Great news, looking forward to performing a fresh install tonight and exploring the changes. ?

  18. Yay!
    Finaly my F22 has been upgraded to F23 without error.
    I’ve been using Fedora since F21 on Desember 2014, and upgrade to F22 using fedup.

    In the past, I’m using OS which bundle with my machine, but now, i’m not comfortable for working on that OS.
    Since i found Fedora 21 work “out of the box” on my machine without any hard problem. This is amazing!!
    All of my educational task & work problem, i’m finishing with my Fedora Operating System.
    I would say, Thx for Developer team and Great Job!!

    Regard’s BanditHijo from Indonesia

  19. Ninguem

    Where is the KDE spin ?

  20. Kripa Shanker

    Hello everyone, I have a doubt. I am currently using Fedora 22. I want to upgrade to 23. will it be better to perform reinstallation from liveCd OR to upgrade from dnf DNF system upgrade.
    I have started from fedora 22 three months back and running smoothly.

    • Samuel Sieb

      Try the update. Updates have worked well for me for several releases. Worst case, you can do a reinstall anyway if it doesn’t work.

  21. Ishan

    Fresh install working for everyone? Mine is all corrupt rpm db and no matter how much clean n regenerate no luck. Now upgrading from 22 to 23.

    Love how the last year wallpaper has matured n brightened in 23.

    Go Fedora go !!

  22. msx

    Anyone else getting Seahorse (GNOME Keyring) issues?
    On a fresh installed F23 ABRT seems to forget my credentials from time to time and ‘Online accounts’ is unable to connect as it can’t access the key reing.

    • msx

      Seems to be solved by resetting the keyring (~/.local/share/keyrings/login.keyring).

    • AndresHazard

      I solved this by installing Seahorse (dnf install seahorse) and unlocking the default keyring.
      Add the online account after that and it should work.

  23. duff

    Even if rpmfusion isn’t ready get, I have to say that this is one of the best Fedora releases I’ve tried, been using it since Fedora 14.

  24. Zavier

    After upgrading to Fedora23, the gnome-shell crashed when I connect the desktop via VNC, does somebody meet the following issue?

    “Oops, gnome-shell seems to have crashed

    Related logs in dmesg:
    [ 91.625904] traps: gnome-shell[1326] trap invalid opcode ip:7fa6a422750c sp:7fffd0a52e90 error:0
    [ 97.163960] traps: gnome-shell[1769] trap invalid opcode ip:7f5684e1e50c sp:7ffc3d75aa50 error:0
    [ 210.359363] traps: gnome-shell[2322] trap invalid opcode ip:7fe40480050c sp:7ffc77d4f420 error:0
    [ 260.268960] traps: gnome-shell[3109] trap invalid opcode ip:7f5b9de2050c sp:7ffd939b7b00 error:0
    [ 267.224837] traps: gnome-shell[3506] trap invalid opcode ip:7fb138c0150c sp:7fffac6b82f0 error:0
    [ 315.893688] traps: gnome-shell[4010] trap invalid opcode ip:7f612800750c sp:7ffc9d74b160 error:0
    [ 322.551307] traps: gnome-shell[4409] trap invalid opcode ip:7ff6ebf0350c sp:7ffefbf53650 error:0

  25. Gaby

    can you please publish a Fedora-23-source-DVD?
    great release!! thank you!!

  26. Marlee

    I’m using the Cinnamon spin ISO to create USB LiveOS with persistent home, with Fedora 21 I could encrypt the home partition but with 23 the plymouth password prompt doesn’t give you any time to type the password before the splash screen disappears. Is this a know problem?

  27. Suranjan

    Awesumm F23…

  28. Ruslan

    Eror BGRT fix pleas.

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