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Fedora 21 to Fedora 22 questions

asked 2015-06-11 05:44:48 -0500

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updated 2015-11-10 22:28:16 -0500

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So I have just got Fedora 21 stable and working well ( Being a newbie, it has taken me a while lol ) And so now I see Ver 22 released. My question is.. 1) how long will updates to 21 be released and 2) Is it really a good idea to upgrade or is 21 good enough for a while ?

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answered 2015-06-11 08:21:54 -0500

Fedora 21 will be maintained until approximately one month after the release of Fedora 23.

Fedora 22 has some great features not (easily) available in Fedora 21, like KDE Plasma Desktop 5 if you're into KDE, but upgrading is largely your call. I have upgraded to Fedora 22 and I find it nice and stable (and KDE Plasma Desktop 5 is beautiful). I've run into a few minor bugs which I didn't encounter in Fedora 21, but no big deal.

Given the continued support for Fedora 21, there's no urgent need to upgrade to Fedora 22. My advice is to check out your installed programs, search for any potential issues with Fedora 22, thoroughly back up your system, and upgrade when you're comfortable dealing with it. You'll need to upgrade eventually, and I love to be on the latest release, but you won't face any security risks for staying with Fedora 21 until its end of life or anything.

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Thank you very Much for that full and complete answer. wonderful people in this Fedora community..Very glad I came over

Orriginal gravatar imageOrriginal ( 2015-06-11 10:17:47 -0500 )edit

Hey, no problem; we're glad you came over, too. Feel free to mark my answer as correct!

bitwiseoperator gravatar imagebitwiseoperator ( 2015-06-11 13:28:52 -0500 )edit

answered 2015-07-19 02:55:45 -0500

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Upgrading is easy, with fedup --network 22. If you heavily customised things, you may lose something because fedora 22 is a rather radical release, with KDE 5 and everything.

Personally I upgrade to version N when version N+1 is about to get out, because new releases naturally have bugs. Typical rational reasons to update early are: 1) if you have very recent hardware, newer releases may support it with less bugs; 2) if you use some software for which you need a more recent version. Neither happened to me with Fedora, which generally updates software well in older releases too; while Ubuntu is really terrible at that, for instance.

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