- The Fedora Project has announced the release of the beta version for the upcoming Fedora 37 release, which is expected in October this year.
- The beta version of Fedora 37 also lands on the Spins alongside the main release, offering additional desktop environment options.
- With the announcement of the beta, the Fedora Project also mentioned that they will promote Fedora CoreOS and Fedora Cloud Base as official Fedora Editions.
The Fedora Project has released the beta of the upcoming Fedora 37 version, approximately four months after the release of Fedora 36. This Fedora version will bring Raspberry Pi 4 support and will land with GNOME 43 desktop environment atop Linux kernel 6.0.
Spins have betas as well
Even if the final release will land with Linux kernel 6.0, Fedora 37 beta comes with 5.19 installed, instead of Linux kernel 6.0 release candidates. However, the main beta release has GNOME 43.rc, making Fedora 37 beta also viable for testing the upcoming desktop environment. Alongside the main release with GNOME, Fedora 37 Spins are available for testing as well: KDE Plasma, Xfce, LXDE, LXQt, MATE-Compiz, Cinnamon, and SoaS.
The Fedora Project has announced that they will promote Fedora CoreOS and Fedora Cloud Base as official Fedora Editions. The developers have also included a TEST-FEDORA39 policy that allows users to preview planned changes in Fedora Linux 39, which includes scrapping SHA-1 signatures. You can see the full list of changes in the link below:
The beta of Fedora 37 is available for Workstation, Server, and IoT editions as well as the aforementioned Spins, and Labs releases. The full release of Fedora 37 is expected in October. You can use the links below to download the suitable version for your system. It is a beta version of an upcoming version; so expect to face some bugs.
- Fedora 37 Workstation beta
- Fedora 37 Server beta
- Fedora 37 IoT beta
- Fedora Spins 37 beta
- Fedora Labs 37 beta
What is the latest version of Fedora?
The latest version of Fedora is Fedora 37 and it was released on 15 December 2022.
Can Fedora be used for commercial purposes?
Fedora is a free and open-source operating system that can be used for commercial purposes without any restriction, it is widely adopted by commercial organizations and it is supported by a company that provides enterprise-level support and services.
Is Fedora free?
Yes, users can download and use Fedora without any cost, and also use it for any purpose, including commercial use, without the need of paying any licensing fees. Additionally, Fedora provides a set of tools and features that are designed for enterprise use, and it is also supported by Red Hat which provides enterprise-level support and services, which makes Fedora a reliable and stable choice for businesses and organizations.
Who is the main developer of Fedora?
The Fedora Project is led by a team of developers who are responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. The main developer of Fedora is the Fedora Engineering Steering Committee (FESCo) which is responsible for the overall direction and development of the distribution. FESCo is made up of elected representatives from the Fedora community, and they work with other teams such as the Fedora Infrastructure team, the Fedora Quality Assurance team, and the Fedora Release Engineering team to ensure that the distribution is stable, secure, and easy to use.
Is there a community forum or support group for Fedora users?
The Fedora community provides a variety of ways for users to get help and support, including forums and mailing lists. Users can choose the one that they feel more comfortable with and get the support they need.
Can Fedora be installed on a virtual machine?
Yes, Fedora can be installed on a virtual machine. A virtual machine (VM) allows you to run an operating system within another operating system. This means that you can install Fedora on a virtual machine and run it on top of your current operating system, without the need to replace it or partition your hard drive. To install Fedora on VMWare, you can refer to our article: How to create VM and install a Linux distro on VMWare Workstation
How often are updates released for Fedora?
Fedora releases new versions of the operating system every six months, and it provides updates and security patches continuously, which makes it a reliable and secure system for users.