highlights in Fedora 24:
- GNOME 3.20 desktop
- Users can now use the graphical Software application to upgrade to the next release of Fedora instead of having to run commands in the terminal.
- Support Flatpak packages which are similar to snap apps introduced by Ubuntu.
- LibreOffice 5.1
- QGnomePlatform makes apps look as similar as possible and it helps to sync settings between GNOME and KDE applications.
- Wayland support. To use Wayland you simply need to choose it at the login screen. When you install snap apps on Fedora 24, you don’t have to worry about the data leaking vulnerability found in X.
- FreeIPA 4.3 in Fedora 24 server edition
Upgrade Fedora 23 Workstation to Fedora 24
Fedora 22 will reach end of life on July 19, 2016. Fedora 22 users can use the following method to upgrade directly to Fedora 24.
First upgrade all software on Fedora 23 by running the following command in terminal.
sudo dnf upgrade --refresh
Install the system upgrade dnf plugin and start the upgrade.
sudo dnf install dnf-plugin-system-upgrade sudo dnf system-upgrade download --releasever=24
Once the above command is successfully executed, reboot into the upgrade process.
sudo dnf system-upgrade reboot
Select the first boot option.
Now wait for the upgrade process to finish.
It will automatically reboot once the upgrade is complete. Select the first Fedora 24 kernel in Grub boot menu.
Run the following command to check the version of Fedora.
or for a detailed description:
Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four) NAME=Fedora VERSION="24 (Workstation Edition)" ID=fedora VERSION_ID=24 PRETTY_NAME="Fedora 24 (Workstation Edition)" ANSI_COLOR="0;34" CPE_NAME="cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:24" HOME_URL="https://fedoraproject.org/" BUG_REPORT_URL="https://bugzilla.redhat.com/" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_BUGZILLA_PRODUCT_VERSION=24 REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT="Fedora" REDHAT_SUPPORT_PRODUCT_VERSION=24 PRIVACY_POLICY_URL=https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Legal:PrivacyPolicy VARIANT="Workstation Edition" VARIANT_ID=workstation Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four) Fedora release 24 (Twenty Four)
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