Fedora Linux Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Last updated on January 8, 2024

Fedora Linux, as the name implies, is another one of Linux’s distributions. It has been maintained by the Fedora Project and takes contributions from open-source developers as well as Red Hat. It is an upstream distribution, which means that it is used as a basis for other operating systems. To be precise, Fedora Linux is used as an upstream operating system for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL).

Fedora is offered in 5 different editions which are Workstation, Silverblue, Server, Internet of Things (IoT), and CoreOS.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Security Support

39
6 months and 3 weeks ago
(7 November 2023)
Ends in 6 months and 5 days
(7 December 2024)
38
1 year and 1 month ago
(18 April 2023)
Ended 2 weeks ago
(18 May 2024)
37
1 year and 6 months ago
(15 November 2022)
Ended 5 months and 3 weeks ago
(5 December 2023)
36
2 years and 3 weeks ago
(10 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 weeks ago
(16 May 2023)
35
2 years and 6 months ago
(2 November 2021)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(13 December 2022)
34
3 years and 1 month ago
(27 April 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(7 June 2022)
33
3 years and 7 months ago
(27 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(30 November 2021)
32
4 years and 1 month ago
(28 April 2020)
Ended 3 years and 1 week ago
(25 May 2021)
31
4 years and 7 months ago
(29 October 2019)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(30 November 2020)
30
5 years and 1 month ago
(30 April 2019)
Ended 4 years and 6 days ago
(26 May 2020)
29
5 years and 7 months ago
(30 October 2018)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(26 November 2019)
28
6 years and 1 month ago
(1 May 2018)
Ended 5 years and 4 days ago
(28 May 2019)

A newer version of Fedora Linux has been released almost every 6 months, on the 4th Tuesday of April and October. However, often, some discrepancies are expected and not all releases might be on the dot.

Each Fedora version is supported for nearly 13 months with security updates. This means that at any given time, the recent 2 releases will be supported, and in the 4 weeks that follow the most recent release, 3 Fedora versions will be supported.

To learn precisely how long each Fedora version has been supported, read this Fedora end of Life release.