Upgrading from pre-release to final

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Fedora 26 Earlybird FAQ

Q: Can I update the Fedora 26 Alpha/Beta/Snap#/Preview release to the final Fedora 26 release?

A: Yes. A few days before F26 is finally released, at 10am EST, there will be an updated "fedora-release" package which will change your release name from Rawhide to the final Fedora 26, and more importantly, change your package repositories from rawhide to stable.

Rawhide detritus
While upgrading from rawhide to final will work OK most of the time, there may be some corner case issues with bad interim rawhide updates leaving the system in a different state than a final clean install, or even a regular F25 to F26 upgrade (or preupgrade).
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"fedora-release" changes back to Rawhide a few weeks after release
If you delay updating too long after F26 is released, you may miss the final F26 "fedora-release" transition package, and instead of going from Rawhide to Fedora 26, you will remain on Rawhide.

Q: I found a Fedora 26 ISO leak before release day! Is it legit or is it exploited?

A: The only way to know for sure is to verify the leaked SHA1SUM's GPG signature (if available) with the official Fedora GPG key. If you can't, or won't do this, it's safer to just be patient and wait for release day. Also note that even if the early leak does check out, it might not be the FINAL release, as fedora has in the past re-pushed out last-minute final-final releases.

Q: I avoided Fedora 9 because there was no proprietary ATI display driver available. Is this fixed?

A: No. Please contact ATI. There's nothing Fedora can do about a closed-source driver.