What’s New in Fedora 26 Workstation

Fedora 26 Workstation is the latest release of our free, leading-edge operating system. You can download it from the official website here right now. There are several new and noteworthy changes in Fedora Workstation.

GNOME 3.24

Fedora Workstation features the newest version of the GNOME desktop. GNOME now has a Natural Light Filter feature that changes your display’s color temperature. It works based on the time of day and helps prevent sleeplessness and eye strain.

There are updates to the Settings panel for online accounts, printers, and users. The notifications area sports a cleaner, simpler layout, with integrated weather information.

For developers, Builder now features improved support for systems like Flatpak, CMake, Meson, and Rust. It also integrates Valgrind to help profile your project. There are numerous other improvements, which you can find in the GNOME 3.24 release notes.

Improved Qt app compatibility

The Adwaita theme contains many improvements and looks closer to its GTK counterpart than ever. There are also two variants ported to Qt, dark and high contrast. If you switch to dark or high contrast Adwaita, your Qt apps will switch as well.

LibreOffice 5.3

The latest version of the popular office suite features many changes. It includes a preview of the experimental new NotebookBar UI. There’s also a new internal text layout engine to ensure consistent text layout on all platforms.

Fedora Media Writer

The new version of the Fedora Media Writer can create bootable SD cards with Fedora for ARM devices such as Raspberry Pi. It also features better support for Windows 7 and screenshot handling. The utility also notifies you when a new release of Fedora is available.

Other notes

These are only some of the improvements in Fedora 26. Fedora also gives you access to thousands of software apps our community provides. Many have been updated since the previous release as well.

Fedora 26 is available now for download.

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  1. Dirk

    Does Fedora for ARM support the actual Raspberry PI 3 and especially the touchscreen functionality of the 7″ Touchscreen?

  2. Smooth upgrade 😀

  3. Jérôme


  4. Patrick McKelvey PE (ret)

    I just loaded 26 over 25 and it apparently scrambled my password file. I can’t log in on ether of the instances of the 26 or either instance of the 25. I really hope this is just my mistake and not something wide spread.

  5. Reinoud

    unfortunately upgrade fails:

    package fedora-obsolete-packages-26-3.noarch cannot be verified and repo updates is GPG enabled: failed to lookup digest in keyring for /var/cache/PackageKit/26/metadata/updates/packages/fedora-obsolete-packages-26-3.noarch.rpm

  6. Ian

    I have a problem with Fedora 26.
    Installed on an Asus F200m
    Install went beautifully.
    Software Centre crashes on every use.
    Did the clear and reinstall, su -c works.
    No fix in the forums found yet

  7. Breezeman

    Does Fedora for ARM support Microsoft Surface RT tablet. Is it possible to run as an OS on the tablet. What are the guidleines?

  8. Juan


  9. Dirk

    Upgrades successfully, by the way. But ended in inconsistent Packages, so to say.
    Problem was solved with a “dnf distro-sync” and dependencies everything was good.

    I don’t know where the Problem is. The same behaviour occured after upgrade from 24 to 25.

    But is this really a problem? I dont think so. The upgrade took 3 Hours to run (many packages on my developer machine) and the 15 minutes for syncing the distro are not really a problem in my eyes.

  10. Xiang

    Congratulations! I think fedora’s success relies on its active community, it is the most active linux distribution I have ever used!

  11. jb

    smooth upgrade!!!

  12. lucebert

    Keep up the good work.

  13. Tyler Gillispie

    Smooth Upgrade from Fedora 23!
    Well done!

  14. ssssss

    I have to upgrade or reinstall previously installed software on fedora 25?
    is there any changes i face after upgrading with previous installed environment

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