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. 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. 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?


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