I dismissed it, as the only option it had presented me with was "Install updates", and I wasn't quite sure what would that do. But, there is a GUI software manager, if you'd like to use it. A message in Gnome popped up that my system requires important updates.During the upgrade process latest kernel got installed and the system needs reboot.Fed Up is the new tool and it is the only official recommended way to Upgrade your fedora system now on. Select the System Upgrade (fedup) from the boot menu. Once upgrade completes, you can log into Fedora 18 system.The new preupgrade tool, available as a package on both Fedora 8 and 9, allows you to download and install all the necessary rpms required for upgrading from Fedora 8 to 9.This tool not only can save on media downloads, but also allows you to continue to use Fedora 8 while all the packages are being downloaded and prepared for Fedora 9. Once the packages are downloaded you reboot into anaconda, the Fedora installer, and a normal system upgrade/install takes place with all the downloaded packages. Firstly, it only checks rpm dependencies and downloads from the fedora repository. This page is to provide some common installation tips that people may find useful.
Upgrade Fedora 17 with Fed Up command, this will install and upgrade latest packages with kernel as well.Rawhide offers rolling releases in the sense that it always has the latest versions of packages, but it's by no means meant to be used as a day to day distro, it's really meant only for testing.(formerly Fedora Core) is an operating system based on Linux kernel and GNU programs, developed by the community-supported Fedora Project and sponsored by Red Hat.Fedora contains software distributed under a free and open-source license and aims to be on the leading edge of such technologies.The default desktop environment in Fedora is GNOME and the default user interface is the GNOME Shell.