Third-Party Repositories

The Fedora Workstation Third Party repositories provide access to additional desktop software that is not included in Fedora’s own repos. The repositories are selected and managed by the Fedora Workstation Working Group, in accordance with FESCo’s third party repository policy.

The third-party repositories exist to provide access to additional software that may be necessary or important for users to have access to. This includes some proprietary software.

While facilitating the use of a small selected set of proprietary software, the Fedora project continues to strongly believe in and promote free and open source software. As a result, third party repositories must be enabled by the user in order to be used, and open source alternatives are suggested below.

How to use

The following are basic instructions for how to use the third-party repositories.

Enabling third-party repositories

To install software from the third-party repositories, they must first be enabled. The easiest way to do this is in the Third-Party Repositories page of initial setup.

Alternative methods to enable the third-party repositories include:

  • Through the info bar that is shown in the Software app when third-party repositories are not enabled.

  • Enabling Third-Party Repositories in the Software app’s Software Repository settings.

Installing from third-party repositories

Once the repos are enabled, the software they contain can be installed in the usual way. The repos can also be searched and installed using the dnf or flatpak commands, depending on the packaging format used.

Managing third-party repositories

The Software Repository settings in the Software app can be used to see which third-party repositories are enabled, or to enable and disable individual repositories.

Included software

The following software is included in the third-party repositories:

Name Description Repository name Available since Open source? Open source alternatives

Bitwarden

Password manager

flathub

F35

Yes

N/A

Discord

Messaging, voice and video calls

flathub

F35

No

Matrix, Jitsi, others

Google Chrome

Web Browser

google-chrome

F25

No

Chromium, Firefox, Web

Microsoft Teams

Group chat and calls

flathub

F35

No

Matrix, Jitsi, others

Minecraft

Game

flathub

F35

No

None

NVIDIA Graphics Driver

Driver for NVIDIA graphics cards

rpmfusion-nonfree-nvidia-driver

F28

No

Nouveau: Accelerated Open Source driver for nVidia cards (preinstalled in Fedora)

Postman

Developer tool for building and using APIs

flathub

F35

No

Insomnia Rest Client

PyCharm

Python IDE

phracek-PyCharm

F23

Yes

N/A

Skype

Messaging, voice and video calls

flathub

F35

No

Matrix, Jitsi, others

Steam

Gaming platform

rpmfusion-nonfree-steam

F28

No

None