Fedora 27 reaches End of Life, here’s how to upgrade now

Fedora 29 was released a month ago, implies it's time for Fedora 27 users to upgrade now as per Fedora Release Cycle

Fedora 27 has reached its End of Life (EOL) on November 30th, 2018. This means no further updates will be released for the operating system. Users are urged to upgrade to the latest Fedora as soon as possible to make sure their PC isn’t leftover with security loopholes unpatched.

Fedora 27 was released on November 14, 2017, and its Fedora community members released about 9,500 updates. Most notably, it included GNOME 3.26, LibreOffice 5.4,
simpler container storage setup in the Fedora Atomic Host, the new Modular Server, and other improvements.

Fedora Release Cycle

For those new to Fedora Release cycle, the team offers updates for a Fedora release until a month after the second subsequent version releases. For example, updates for Fedora 28 continue until one month after the release of Fedora 30. Fedora 29 continues to be supported up until one month after the release of Fedora 31.  Applying the same logic, one can easily say that since Fedora 29 was released a month ago, it is obviously EOL for Fedora 27 now.

Upgrading Fedora 27 to Fedora 28 or 29

You can upgrade to Fedora 28 or the latest Fedora 29. Launch the “Terminal” and enter the following commands one at a time followed by pressing the enter key.

sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade

Those who want to upgrade to Fedora 28 should use the below command:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=28

For upgrading to Fedora 29, use this command:

sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=29
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot

That’s it!

Kiran Kumar
Hi there! I'm Kiran Kumar, founder of FOSSLinux.com. I'm an avid Linux lover and enjoy hands-on with new promising distros. Currently, I'm using Ubuntu as a daily driver and run several other distros such as Fedora, Solus, Manjaro, Debian, and some new ones on my test PC and virtual machines. I have a day job as an Engineer, and this website is one of my favorite past time activities, especially during Winter ;). When I'm not writing for FOSSLinux, I'm seen biking and hiking on scenic trails. I hope you enjoy using this website as much as I do writing for it. Feedback from readers is something that inspires me to do more and spread Linux love!. If you find a time, drop me an email or feedback from the 'Contact' page. Or simply leave a comment below if you found this article useful. Have a good day!

1 COMMENT

  1. I updated my fedora linux platform from 27 to 29 for security reasons- my question is should i delete the old version of fedora 27 ? Or keep it?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

STAY CONNECTED

23,534FansLike
365FollowersFollow
16SubscribersSubscribe

LATEST ARTICLES

Top 10 Reasons to use Xfce as your Desktop Environment

There are many choices for desktop environments for Linux based operating systems. Mainly, you can install any DE of your choice on most of the Linux based distributions, even if they are not offered as a package officially. In our recent articles, we discussed the best of KDE and Cinnamon. In this article, we wish to present to you the top reasons why you should consider Xfce as your desktop environment.

The 10 Best Linux Network Monitoring Tools

Having total control over your network is essential to prevent programs from overusing your network resources and slowing down the overall performance. This is why you should install a network monitoring tool on your system, giving you a visual overview of everything that's happening on your network. Networking Tools are like swiss-knife for the system administrators for troubleshooting system issues.

How to install CouchPotato on Ubuntu

Downloading movies and copying them over to your home server can get frustrating, especially if you are doing it daily! What if you have an option to download videos automatically, quickly, and above all with excellent quality. CouchPotato allows you to download movies easily once they are available and released automatically.

Top 20 Rsync Examples in Linux

The Rsync (remote sync) command is a Linux/Unix utility used to synchronize and copy files and directories either locally or remotely. Most Linux geeks use Rsync to mirror, backup or migrate data across folders, across disks and networks. One notable feature with the Rsync command is that it uses the "delta transfer algorithm."

Setting up NFS Server on Ubuntu Server

We have put together a detailed step-by-step tutorial that will guide you on how to install and set up NFS Server on Ubuntu so you too can start sharing data with other client systems. It is divided into sections, the first part discussing how to set up the host server and the second part showing you how to set up the client-side. For this tutorial, we will be using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Crontab in Linux Explained With Examples

Crontab is the Linux equivalent of the Window's Task Scheduler. It can help you set up a task to run automatically at a regular...

MUST READ

Linux is growing faster than ever. As per the latest report, there is a drop in the Windows 10 market share for the first time, and Linux's market share has improved to 2.87% this month. Most of the features in the list were rolled out in the Pop OS 20.04. Let's a detailed look into the new features, how to upgrade, and a ride through video.
Elementary OS 5.1 Hera has received a point release with a handful of new features and bug fixes, and we will be reviewing the significant changes in this article. For those new to elementary OS, this Ubuntu-based Linux distribution uses their inhouse built Pantheon desktop environment and AppCenter.

Top 5 Linux Distros for Windows Users

When Microsoft initially released Windows 7 in October 2009, the software giant committed to providing ten years of support for its popular operating system.  The much-maligned Microsoft was true to their word, support for Windows 7 ended just yesterday a little over ten years after its release.

What is the difference between Linux and Unix?

When discussing Linux and Unix with average users, it's not uncommon that they will sometimes mistakenly interchange the terms Linux and Unix.  The two are not the same.  Though they share similarities in their overall structures and toolkits, they are decidedly not the same.

What is FOSS, and how does it differ from Freeware

The rise of the Linux operating system, in all its various distributions, over the past few decades has catapulted the popularity of Free or Open Source Software (FOSS). Let's guide you in understanding what is FOSS, how it differs from freeware and is Linux a FOSS.

6 ways to find out your Linux file system type

Any Operating system in the market whether its Windows, Linux, Unix, macOS, and any other, must be able to access and manage files and data on storage devices.