Fedora 28 Beta now available for download

Fedora 28 final build is planned to be released on May 1st 2018

Fedora 28 Beta got released to public today. This increment comes almost a week late than was originally planned. Like several other point release distros, Fedora also has a six-month development cycle, typically offering new versions in May and November. Let’s take a look at the Fedora 28 development and release date schedule.

Key MilestoneDate
Software String Freeze2018-02-06
Change Checkpoint2018-02-20
Beta Freeze2018-03-06
Beta Release2018-03-27
Final Freeze2018-04-17
Fedora 28 Final Release 2018-05-01

With around a month around the corner, Fedora 28 is already looking solid and stable considering how stable is the Beta build is which we tested.

Fedora 28 Beta Applications View
Fedora 28 Beta Applications View

Earlier we published this article “what’s new in Fedora 28“, in which you see the latest GNOME package included in it. GNOME 3.28 with its 10 best features is a great reason for upgrade from Fedora 27 to Fedora 28. If you are a GNOME fan, then Fedora is one of the best distros to experience pure GNOME on your desktop.

Fedora 28 Workstation Beta download

Does that excite you enough to test drive Fedora 28? You can grab the latest beta copy and create a live USB drive.

Download Fedora 28 Beta 64-Bit

Download Fedora 28 Beta 32-Bit

Creating Fedora 28 Beta Live USB drive in Fedora PC

If you are running Fedora on your system already, I would recommend using Fedora media writer app to create the live USB drive.

Step 1) Plugin a USB flash drive of minimum 6GB capacity. The flash drive will be erased completely and formatted during the process. Make sure the flash drive is mounted.

Step 2) Go to “Activities” > “Software”.

Step 3) Look for “Fedora Media Writer” in the search box, and then Click “Fedora Media Writer”.

Installing Fedora Media Writer
Installing Fedora Media Writer

Step 4) Install the app, and launch it.

Launch Fedora Media Writer
Launch Fedora Media Writer

Step 4) Click “Custom image”.

Expanding more options
Expanding more options

Step 5) On the Custom OS page, select the “Select Live ISO” button, and select the ISO image you downloaded.Step 6) Click “Write to disk” and wait for the process to finish.That’s it!

Windows users can use Rufus to burn the ISO file. Check our detailed guide on how to create the Fedora live USB in Windows.

Kiran Kumar
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