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04 June 2012, 11:17

Fedora 15 approaches its end of life

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Fedora 15 logo In a post on the Fedora Project mailing list, Red Hat Release Engineer Dennis Gilmore has reminded users that Fedora 15 code-named "Lovelock" will reach its end of life on 26 June. From that date, no further updates, including security updates and critical fixes, will be released, and no new packages will be added to version 15 of the popular Linux distribution.

Originally released on 24 May 2011, Fedora 15 was the first major distribution to feature the GNOME 3 desktop environment and to use the systemd Linux init system. It also included improved support for the Btrfs filesystem, a refined SELinux troubleshooter and better power management.

The release cycle for the Red Hat sponsored community distribution is usually relatively short, with a new version being released approximately every six months. According to the current Fedora release policy, maintenance for the last-but-one release ends one month after the current major release is made available. To continue receiving updates, users are advised to upgrade to Fedora 16 or 17, which was released at the end of May.

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