Fedora 28 has just been released in its beta version. That means this Linux distro isn\u2019t likely to be completely free of bugs and that you have a chance to participate in ensuring that it\u2019s ready to go public on May 1.\nThis news won\u2019t be particularly surprising to the more enthusiastic Fedora users. Fedora\u2019s release cycle is a fairly regular after all. Every six months, more or less, a new Fedora release is published. Many Fedora users have come to expect to see them around May Day and Halloween each year. Yet, while not surprising, the news is still exciting because of a number of new and enhanced features.\n\nNew features in Fedora 28 beta\nSo, what do you have to look forward to in this beta release or the planned May release?\n\nInclusion of the Modularity initiative for Fedora 28 Server, which allows systems administrators to run multiple versions of the same software on a single stack without compromising system stability.\nSupport for AArch64 (ARM) as a primary architecture for Fedora 28 Server, making it easier to run Fedora on alternative hardware architectures.\nGNOME 3.28 for Fedora 28 Workstation, bringing a host of quality-of-life improvements to desktop users and developers, including Thunderbolt 3 support, new power-saving features, and the ability to favorite files, folders, and contacts.\n\nWe\u2019ve also got promise of:\n\nAn extended battery life \u2014 maybe as much as 30 percent on laptop batteries\nFewer questions to answer at setup time\nA user password that will be sufficient for working as root\nLess redundancy between the Anaconda installer and the GNOME initial setup\nImproved VirtualBox support with new guest drivers in the kernel package and VirtualBox Guest Additions\nThe latest GNOME desktop environment\nSome snazzy new wallpapers\n\nOther notable changes include:\n\nSecure Thunderbolt 3 support\nUsers can type either emoji annotation or Unicode names on the same dialog\nRuby 2.5\nGCC 8\nDjango 2.0\nErlang 20\nGHC 8.2\nGolang 1.10\n\nYou can download the Fedora 28 beta release today \u2014\u00a0use Fedora Media Writer to put it on a USB drive and test it on your system in live mode. More information and instructions are available for Fedora 28 workstation here.\nJust remember to use a spare USB stick and expect that its prior contents are going to go bye-bye.\nTo learn how you can get involved, check out the Fedora Project page.