Software update: Fedora 29




Version 29 of the Linux distribution Fedora has been released. Fedora is the non-commercial successor to Red Hat Linux, which has been operating as Red Hat Enterprise Linux on the business market since 2003. Fedora comes standard with the GNOME desktop environment, but versions with for example MATE, Cinnamon, KDE and Xfce are also available. The operating system is available in the Workstation, Server and Cloud flavors. Below you will find the most important improvements from version 29 for you.

Announcing the release of Fedora 29
In just one week, it will be fifteen years since we announced the release of Fedora Core 1. Now, we’re announcing the release of Fedora 29 – now not just “core”, but Workstation , Server , Atomic Host , a whole collection or desktop Spins and special-purpose Labs , images for Cloud and ARM devices , versions for Power and S390 , and more.

We were tempted to wait a week to the dates line up perfectly. But why make everyone wait? This is, yet again, the best Fedora operating system release ever. So go to and download it now. Or if you’re already running a Fedora release, follow the easy upgrade instructions .

This release is particularly exciting because it includes the Fedora Modularity feature across all our different variants. Modularity on different versions of packages on the same Fedora base. This means you no longer need to make your whole OS upgrade decisions based on individual package versions. For example, you can choose Node.js version 8 or version 10, on Fedora 28 or Fedora 29. Or you can choose between a version of Kubernetes which matches OpenShift Origin, and a module stream which follows the upstream.

Other big changes include GNOME 3.30 on the desktop, ZRAM for our ARM images, and a Vagrant image for Fedora Scientific . As always, we have integrated a huge number of updated packages as software in the wider world. Thanks to everyone in the amazing Fedora community for all your hard work on this release!

Or course, we’re not sitting still, either. Although “Fedora Core” is gone, over the next six months Fedora CoreOS will replace Atomic as our container-focused Edition, and we expect to officially add our Internet of Things Edition for Fedora 30. And, keep an eye on Fedora Silverblue . It uses the same technologies we are using for CoreOS and IoT to make a consistent, container focused desktop environment.

If you are already a Fedora user, update your systems and get moving forward. And if you’re not, this is the perfect time to get on board. Download in the cloud from now!

Fedora 29

Version number 29
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux
License type Conditions (GNU / BSD / etc.)


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