What’s new in Fedora 27 Workstation

Fedora 27 Workstation is now available for download

The latest release Fedora 27 is now available for download! For those new to Fedora, let me quickly point out that it is an open source Linux distribution based on and sponsored by RedHat. The distro uses the RPM package manager to install, update and remove packages.

New Features in Fedora 27

The most notable new features in the Fedora 27 include:

GNOME 3.26

Fedora 27 comes packed with the latest from the GNOME desktop environment. GNOME 3.26 has lot of new features including a new layout to the Settings application, improved ‘Search’ that also returns system actions, Color Emoji in the Characters app, Better visual transitions for windows, and app thumbnails in the Overview.


PipeWire should be available in most distributions soon, but for now it is part of the Fedora 27 and Fedora Rawhide. This new multimedia framework is designed from scratch, and aims to achieve very low-latency for both audio and video processing. It is created by Wim Taymans, Principal Engineer at Red Hat and co-creator of the GStreamer multimedia framework. In Fedora 27 Workstation, PipeWire gives screen capture and screencast recording in GNOME Shell. More features will be added in the future releases.

LibreOffice 5.4

Fedora 27 ships with LibreOffice 5.4 office suite that lets create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and more. The important highlights of the LibreOffice 5.4 include Writer with better support for .dotx, .dotm, and .rtf files, Calc remembers your CSV export settings for later sessions, and much more. Full details here.

Fedora Media Writer

The updated Fedora Media Writer lets you to create bootable SD cards with Fedora for ARM devices such as Raspberry Pi. It also brings improved support for Windows 7 and screenshot handling.

Ofcourse, as always, there are other hundreds of bug-fixes, and performance improvements added to enhance your Fedora experience. Fedora 27 Release notes issued by Fedora team has the entire list.

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