Linux News Today: Fedora 21 Linux OS Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Upgrade to Fedora 23
Today we’re informing our readers that the Fedora 21 Linux operating system has officially reached end of life, as the Fedora Project developers announced on the project’s mailing list.
Starting with December 1, 2015, the Fedora 21 operating system is no longer supported by Fedora Project, which means that it will no longer receive software updates and security patches, thus resulting in a vulnerable OS.
Approximately three weeks ago, we’ve informed our Fedora readers that the Fedora 21 release will reach end of life on December 1, 2015, giving them enough time to upgrade to the most recent release of the Linux kernel-based operating system.
Well, that day has come and if you’re still using the Fedora 21 Linux OS on your computer(s), you are urged to upgrade it to either Fedora 22 or Fedora 23 distributions. However, please note that Fedora 22 will be supported until Summer 2016.
“As of the 1st of December 2015, Fedora 21 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No further updates, including security updates, will be available for Fedora 21,” said Dennis Gilmore. “Fedora 22 will continue to receive updates until approximately one month after the release of Fedora 24.”
Upgrade to Fedora 23 now
If you’re reading this and you’re still on Fedora 21, we’re encouraging you to take the time and upgrade your installation to Fedora 23, which will be supported with security patches and software updates for a year.
Also, Fedora 23 comes with up-to-date GNU/Linux technologies, such as the latest GNOME 3.18 and KDE Plasma 5.4 desktop environments, as well as Linux kernel 4.2, which provides support for new and modern hardware components.
To upgrade your Fedora 21 installation to the Fedora 23 Linux operating system, you will have to use the new DNF package manager. More details can be found at https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DNF_system_upgrade.