Fedora 24 End of Life

With the recent release of Fedora 26, Fedora 24 officially enters End Of Life (EOL) status on August 8th, 2017. After August 8th, all packages in the Fedora 24 repositories no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates. Furthermore, no new packages will be added to the Fedora 24 collection.

Upgrading to Fedora 25 or Fedora 26 before August 8th 2017 is highly recommended for all users still running Fedora 24:

Looking back at Fedora 24

Fedora 24 was released in June 2016. During this time the Fedora Community published over 10 500 updates to the Fedora 24 Repositories. Fedora 24 released with version 4.5 of the Linux kernel, and Fedora Workstation featured version 3.20 of GNOME.

Screenshot of Fedora 24 Workstation

Fedora 24 Workstation screenshot

About the Fedora Release Cycle

The Fedora Project provides updates for a particular release until a month after the second subsequent version of Fedora is released. For example, updates for Fedora 25 continue until one month after the release of Fedora 27. Fedora 26 continues to be supported up until one month after the release of Fedora 28.

The Fedora Project wiki contains more detailed information about the entire Fedora Release Life Cycle. The lifecycle includes milestones from development to release, and the post-release support period.

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  1. Judy Pelletier

    could you recommend a good sight to learn more about the Linux community and how to work with the terminal.
    I have a hundred problems to solve.
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  2. wang ming heng

    It seems that PC Linux users usually stay at the edge of software. That’s a rather different situation from Windows users. But server Linux systems are older, of which their nature make them more vulnerable to attackers. Don’t know why it’s like this.

    • Joel

      Not exactly, desktop users are often more willing to be cutting edge, but cutting edge means more unstable. Server builds tend to be more mature this means more stable but as long as security patches are back-ported (which for LTS distributions they are) they are NOT less secure..

      I like fedora for my desktop and laptop, I don’t use it for server though.. I use debian stable which is very long in the tooth for most of it’s life cycle, but also very stable and still gets full security patches. Same goes for redhat, their enterprise edition uses older versions of much software in general than fedora, but as well as being more stable it is likely more secure if anything.

    • Ahmad

      No, Servers get security updates ASAP

  3. yigit

    Hello…Is it possible to upgrade from FEdora 24 to Fedora 26?

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