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Running Fedora Workstation

To run Fedora Workstation, you will need:

  • Fedora Media Writer (download above)
  • A USB Flash drive with at least 1.8 GB space available

Fedora Workstation is provided via Fedora Media Writer. Download this program for your supported platform and follow the prompts to generate a live version (see 'What does "Live" mean?' to the right) of Fedora Workstation on a USB flash drive. You may then run the live version of Fedora Workstation from your USB flash drive.

Optionally, you may install Fedora Workstation to a laptop or desktop computer that has at least 1 GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, and 10 GB space available. To do this, run the live version of Fedora Workstation from your USB flash drive on the computer you'd like to install to, run the Fedora Media Writer application, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete installation.

Supported Platforms

Fedora Media Writer supports the following platforms:

  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
  • Linux
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64-bit 1.8GB Live image

32-bit 1.6GB Live image

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Release Announcement

Read the full Release Announcement on Fedora Magazine.

Release Notes

Learn about changes since the last version of Fedora as well as minimum requirements and recommendations for running Fedora.

Installation Guide

We recommend you look through this before installing to your system, since it answers many common questions.

Common Bugs

An excellent resource to consult in case you run into any issues installing or running Fedora.

What does "Live" mean?

Fedora Media Writer will create a complete, running Fedora Workstation you can run right away off of a USB drive. You can use the Live image to test and play with Fedora without making changes to your hard disk.

When you are ready, you can install Fedora to your hard disk from within this "live" version of Fedora Workstation.