Fedora

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Fedora (project home page) is a community, opensource Linux distribution that serves as the upstream source for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). For this reason, we recommend Fedora over other distributions for users who want access to more modern software than can be provided on RHEL. Nevertheless, we do offer only limited support for Fedora.

Fedora is focused on free and open source software innovations and moves quickly. If you want a distribution that moves slower but has a longer lifecycle, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), which is derivative of Fedora, or free rebuilds of RHEL, such as CentOS, might be more suitable for you.

 Note
The university has licensed RHEL, our officially supported platform, so there is no cost disadvantage in using it.

Fedora Life Cycle

The Fedora Life Cycle is on the project web site. LSA notes on Fedora are in this other article.

We have had excellent results upgrading Fedora from its previous release. Recent versions can easily be upgraded in the Software application (gnome-software). However, the DNF system upgrade can also be used and sometimes works when gnome-software fails.

Nevertheless, you should always make a backup before attempting an upgrade.

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Article ID: 1571
Created
Tue 5/26/20 9:25 PM
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Wed 10/14/20 4:35 PM