Four weeks ago, the Fedora Project released version 29 of its popular Linux distribution, and when that amount of time elapses it means the release two versions prior loses support - this time it’s Fedora 27’s turn on the chopping block. If you’re still running this older version of Fedora, you’re advised to upgrade to Fedora 28 or Fedora 29 in order to continue receiving important security updates.
Writing in Fedora Magazine, Paul W. Frields explained a bit more what End Of Life (EOL) status means:
“At this point, packages in the Fedora 27 repositories no longer receive security, bugfix, or enhancement updates. Furthermore, the community adds no new packages to the Fedora 27 collection starting at End of Life. Essentially, the Fedora 27 release will not change again, meaning users no longer receive the normal benefits of this leading-edge operating system.”
Upgrading to a new version of Fedora is very simple if you have an internet connection, all you have to do is launch the GNOME Software app and navigate to the Updates tab, if you don’t see anything hit reload, otherwise you should see a big banner explaining an upgrade is available, from there just hit "Download", or "Learn More" if you want to investigate further before upgrading. If for some reason you can’t use the GUI tools, there are command line instructions available here.
Once you reach Fedora 28, you have the option to jump even further ahead to Fedora 29. It’s the same process as above but if you’d like to read more detailed instructions check them out here. For those of you who are still on Fedora 28, be thinking about upgrading to Fedora 29 in the next couple of months as you, too, will only have four weeks to upgrade after Fedora 30 comes out before you get cut off.