Year-old Fedora 25 reaches end of life deadline

The Fedora Project has announced that the year-old Fedora 25 has now reached end-of-life (EOL) status as of December 12th. Since its release last November, the Fedora Project has pushed out two subsequent releases; Fedora 26 and Fedora 27.

The Fedora Project has a somewhat intriguing release cycle which is different to that of Ubuntu and its derivatives. In a blog post, the Fedora Project said:

“[We provide] updates for a particular release until a month after the second subsequent version of Fedora is released. For example, updates for Fedora 26 continue until one month after the release of Fedora 28. Fedora 27 continues to be supported up until one month after the release of Fedora 29.”

Fedora releases have been known in the past to miss expected release dates so, therefore, the support cycle that the maintainers have opted for is definitely one of the better options. The main reason for such short release cadences is because the distributions aim to offer bleeding edge features upon a reasonably stable base.

Fedora 25 was a huge release for the wider Linux community because it was one of the first big distributions to launch with the Wayland display server which replaced the legacy X11 system, giving the new technology more legitimacy. Wayland’s developers claim that their software is smoother, offers a richer experience for graphical environments, and offers better capabilities for modern graphics hardware.

If you're still on Fedora 25 you're recommended to upgrade to a newer version to continue receiving updates for your system.

Source: Fedora Magazine

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