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Ubuntu is a free and open-source Linux distribution based on Debian. Ubuntu is officially released in three editions: Desktop, Server, and Core (for IoT devices and robots).

Release Schedule Image Gantt Chart for Ubuntu
Release Released Hardware and Maintenance Updates Security Support Extended Security Maintenance Latest
22.10 'Kinetic Kudu' 3 months and 1 week ago
(20 Oct 2022)
Ends in 5 months and 3 weeks
(20 Jul 2023)
Ends in 5 months and 3 weeks
(20 Jul 2023)
Unavailable 22.10
(20 Oct 2022)
22.04 'Jammy Jellyfish' (LTS) 9 months ago
(21 Apr 2022)
Ends in 1 year and 8 months
(30 Sep 2024)
Ends in 4 years
(01 Apr 2027)
Ends in 9 years
(09 Apr 2032)
22.04.1
(11 Aug 2022)
21.10 'Impish Indri' 1 year and 3 months ago
(14 Oct 2021)
Ended 6 months and 2 weeks ago
(14 Jul 2022)
Ended 6 months and 2 weeks ago
(14 Jul 2022)
Unavailable 21.10
21.04 'Hirsute Hippo' 1 year and 9 months ago
(22 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year ago
(20 Jan 2022)
Ended 1 year ago
(20 Jan 2022)
Unavailable 21.04
20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' 2 years and 3 months ago
(22 Oct 2020)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(22 Jul 2021)
Ended 1 year and 6 months ago
(22 Jul 2021)
Unavailable 20.10
20.04 'Focal Fossa' (LTS) 2 years and 9 months ago
(23 Apr 2020)
Ended 4 months ago
(01 Oct 2022)
Ends in 2 years
(02 Apr 2025)
Ends in 7 years
(02 Apr 2030)
20.04.5
(01 Sep 2022)
19.10 'Karmic Koala' 3 years ago
(17 Oct 2019)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(06 Jul 2020)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(06 Jul 2020)
Unavailable 19.10
18.04 'Bionic Beaver' (LTS) 4 years and 9 months ago
(26 Apr 2018)
Ends in 2 months
(02 Apr 2023)
Ends in 2 months
(02 Apr 2023)
Ends in 5 years
(01 Apr 2028)
18.04.6
(17 Sep 2021)
16.04 'Xenial Xerus' (LTS) 6 years and 9 months ago
(21 Apr 2016)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(02 Apr 2021)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(02 Apr 2021)
Ends in 3 years
(02 Apr 2026)
16.04.7
14.04 'Trusty Tahr' (LTS) 8 years ago
(17 Apr 2014)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(02 Apr 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(02 Apr 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 2 months
(02 Apr 2024)
14.04.6

Releases of Ubuntu get a development codename (“Breezy Badger”) and are versioned by the year and month of delivery - for example Ubuntu 17.10 was released in October 2017. LTS or “Long Term Support” releases are published every two years in April. Every six months between LTS versions, Canonical publishes an interim release of Ubuntu. See this link for more details on the Ubuntu Release Cycle.

LTS releases are in “General Support” for 5 years and “Extended Security Maintenance” (see below) for an additional 5 years. Interim releases are supported for 9 months. Packages in main and restricted are supported for 5 years in long term support (LTS) releases. Ubuntu Flavors generally support their packages for 3 years in LTS releases but there are exceptions.

During the lifetime of an Ubuntu release, Canonical provides security maintenance. Basic Security Maintenance covers binary packages that reside in the main and restricted components of the Ubuntu archive, typically for a period of 5 years from LTS release.

Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) provides security updates on Ubuntu LTS releases for additional 5 years. It is available with the Ubuntu Pro subscription or a Free subscription. Please see the Ubuntu Website for details.

The dates for active and security support are taken from here what is used for the graph rendering on the Release Cycle Page.

Ubuntu Pro offers security fixes for critical, high, and selected medium CVEs in the main and universe repositories. Ubuntu Pro (Infra-only) - previously known as Ubuntu Advantage - only guarantees security fixes for packages in the main repository - other packages are on a best-effort basis.

For package specific support details, run the ubuntu-security-status command (ubuntu-support-status on versions before 20.04).

More information is available on the Ubuntu website.

You should be running one of the supported release numbers listed above in the rightmost column.

You can check the version that you are currently using by running:
lsb_release --release

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This page was last updated on 04 January 2023. Latest releases are automatically updated.