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Thread: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Support End Date

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    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Support End Date

    I've been using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and am happy with it, so I don't see any benefit for me to move up to the latest version, Ubuntu 11.10.

    I had two questions that I was hoping someone could address for me.

    1. I saw that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is supported for three years, but I couldn't find what date support for this OS will end?

    2. When support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS finally does end, does the OS somehow give you a prompt, perhaps when doing updates or do you just have to remember the date that support will end?

    Thank you

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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Support End Date

    The EOL date will be April 2013. Ubuntu's version numbers are not like most programs; they use year.month instead of numbering sequentially. Thus "10.04" came out in April, 2010. The day is always the last day of the month, and the ".3" at the end of the version indicates it's the third "service pack" (which actually includes all of the updates for the first couple of years, so you don't have to download so many of them).

    If you visit the forums regularly there will be lots of chatter as the EOL date approaches, but so far as I know there's not any specific notification. Once a release hits EOL, it simply quits getting automatic security update notifications.
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    Re: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Support End Date

    Quote Originally Posted by erbad View Post
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    1. I saw that Ubuntu 10.04 LTS is supported for three years, but I couldn't find what date support for this OS will end?
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