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New vs up-to-date fedora version

asked 2015-11-08 13:47:49 -0500

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Fedora is my primary system at home since 2009. I really appreciate it for my personal projects. I'm testing other distros from time to time on VM but Fedora goes too well for me to let it go for another taste of linux.

My current version is fedora 22 and it's as stable as I like a system to be. So my question is ... What is the difference between and up-to-date fedora version and the next fedora version? Like an up-to-date fedora 22 vs the new fedora 23. Some times you already get newer versions of packages in the current installation. Is it only related to the major versions.

I ask this question because I'm always wondering if I should install the new version right away or since my packages (programs) are always updated I can wait for the new version to mature a little.

Thanks a lot! Hugo

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answered 2015-11-08 14:53:32 -0500

Depends on what you want from Fedora.

People who want a stable system tend to wait a while with a new release, up to 6 months, and do a fresh install (with a separate home directory). You can get updated live .iso on #fedora or at

If you upgrade / install sooner expect a few bugs and packages may not yet be available in rpmfusion (if you use them). Examples include nvidia driver, virtualbox.

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