Fedora Program Manager Jan Kurik announced that the Fedora 22 Linux operating system has officially reached end of its life on July 19, 2016, urging users to upgrade to either the Fedora 23 or Fedora 24 releases.

Of course, this is not the first time we inform our readers about the end of life (EOL) support of the Fedora 22 GNU/Linux distribution, but just in case you haven’t noticed our previous story, and you’re still using Fedora 22 on your personal computers or servers, it’s time to upgrade to a newer release immediately.

Fedora 22 Linux distribution was released last year on May 26, and it introduced many GNU/Linux technologies that were popular at the point in time. For example, the distro shipped with the Linux 4.0 kernel, the GNOME 3.16, KDE Plasma 5, Xfce 4.12, and MATE 1.10.0 desktop environments, as well as many other up-to-date apps and packages.

“As of July 19, 2016, Fedora 22 has reached its end of life for updates and support. No more updates, not even security fixes, will be provided for Fedora 22. Fedora 23 will be maintained with updated packages until approximately one month after the release of Fedora 25,” said Jan Kurik in the announcement.

Upgrading to Fedora 24 is the smartest move

Currently, it appears that it is not possible to upgrade directly to the recently released Fedora 24 operating system from Fedora 22, as you’ll first need to move to the Fedora 23 release, which will be supported with security updates and new software versions until the end of the year.

But the smartest move is to make an effort and upgrade to Fedora 24 because it contains the most advanced and up-to-date software components. Details on how to upgrade your Fedora 22 installation can always be found at the DNF System Upgrade page on the Fedora Project wiki.

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