Ubuntu release end of life

When an Ubuntu release reaches its “end of life” it receives no further maintenance updates, including critical security upgrades. We highly recommend that you upgrade to a recent version of Ubuntu at this point.

This command will print the exact status of your system.

For information on previous and upcoming releases and please see the Ubuntu Releases wiki for more details.

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Ubuntu Server and desktop release end of life

Standard Ubuntu releases are supported for 9 months and Ubuntu LTS (long-term support) releases are supported for five years on both the desktop and the server. During that time, there will be security fixes and other critical updates. The Ubuntu support lifecycle is as follows:

Ubuntu Desktop release cycle, 5 year long-term support
Release Released End of life
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Apr-2016 Apr-2021
Ubuntu 15.10 Oct-2015 Dec-2015
Ubuntu 15.04 Apr-2015 Jun-2015
Ubuntu 14.10 Oct-2014 Dec-2014
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Apr-2014 Apr-2019
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Apr-2012 Apr-2017
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Apr-2010 Apr-2015

Kernel release end of life

The Ubuntu LTS enablement stacks provide newer kernel and X support for existing Ubuntu LTS releases. These can be installed manually, or are automatically shipped if installing from 12.04.2/14.04.2 and newer release media. These newer enablement stacks are meant for desktop and server, and even recommended for cloud or virtual images. The Ubuntu kernel support lifecycle is as follows:

Release Released End of life
Ubuntu 16.04.5 Aug-2018 Apr-2021
Ubuntu 18.04.0 Apr-2018 Apr-2023
Ubuntu 16.04.4 Feb-2018 Aug-2018
Ubuntu 17.10 Oct-2017 Jul-2018
Ubuntu 16.04.3 Aug-2017 Feb-2018
Ubuntu 17.04 Apr-2017 Jan-2018
Ubuntu 16.04.2 (v4.8) Feb-2017 Aug-2017
Ubuntu 16.10 Oct-2016 Jul-2017
Ubuntu 16.04.1 (v4.4) Aug-2016 Apr-2021
Ubuntu 14.04.5 (v4.4) Aug-2016 May-2019
Ubuntu 16.04.0 (v4.4) Apr-2016 Apr-2021
Ubuntu 14.04.4 (v4.2) Feb-2016 Aug-2016
Ubuntu 15.10 (v4.2) Oct-2015 Oct-2015
Ubuntu 14.04.3 (v3.19) Aug-2015 Aug-2016
Ubuntu 15.04 (v3.19) Apr-2015 Jan-2016
Ubuntu 14.04.2 (v3.16) Feb-2015 Feb-2016
Ubuntu 14.10 (v3.16) Oct-2010 Jul-2011
Ubuntu 14.04.1 (v3.13) Aug-2014 Feb-2016
Ubuntu 12.04.5 (v3.13) Aug-2014 May-2017
Ubuntu 14.04.0 (v3.13) Apr-2014 Mar-2019
Ubuntu 12.04.4 (v3.11) Feb-2014 Aug-2014
Ubuntu 13.10 (v3.11) Oct-2010 Jul-2011
Ubuntu 12.04.3 (v3.8) Aug-2013 Aug-2014
Ubuntu 13.04 (v3.8) Apr-2013 Jan-2014
Ubuntu 12.04.2 (v3.5) Feb-2013 Aug-2014
Ubuntu 12.10 (v3.5) Oct-2012 Apr-2014
Ubuntu 12.04.1 (v3.2) Aug-2012 Apr-2017
Ubuntu 12.04.0 (v3.2) Apr-2012 Apr-2017

For more information on previous and upcoming kernel releases please see the Ubuntu LTS Enablement Stack wiki page.

Ubuntu OpenStack release end of life

Canonical’s Ubuntu Cloud archive allows users the ability to install newer releases of Ubuntu OpenStack on an Ubuntu Server as they become available up through the next Ubuntu LTS release. The Ubuntu OpenStack support lifecycle is as follows:

Release Released End of life Extended customer support
OpenStack Queens Apr-2019 Apr-2024  
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Oct-2018 Oct-2023  
OpenStack Queens Apr-2018 Apr-2021  
OpenStack Pike Oct-2017 Apr-2019  
OpenStack Ocata Apr-2017 Jan-2019 Aug-2019
OpenStack Newton Oct-2016 Apr-2018  
OpenStack Mitaka Apr-2016 Apr-2021  
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Apr-2016 Apr-2021  
OpenStack Mitaka Apr-2016 Apr-2019  
OpenStack Liberty Oct-2015 Apr-2017  
OpenStack Kilo Apr-2015 Oct-2016 Apr-2017
OpenStack Juno Oct-2014 Apr-2016  
OpenStack Icehouse Apr-2014 Apr-2019  
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Apr-2014 Apr-2019  
OpenStack Icehouse Apr-2014 Apr-2017  
OpenStack Havana Oct-2013 Jul-2014  
OpenStack Grizzly May-2013 Aug-2014  
OpenStack Folsom Sep-2012 Jun-2014  
OpenStack Essex Apr-2012 Apr-2017  
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Apr-2012 Apr-2017  

For more information on previous and upcoming Ubuntu OpenStack releases please see the Ubuntu Cloud Archive wiki page.