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Version Released Active Support Security Support Release
22.04 'Jammy Jellyfish' (LTS) 3 weeks and 6 days ago
(21 Apr 2022)
Ends in 4 years and 10 months
(02 Apr 2027)
Ends in 9 years
(01 Apr 2032)
22.04
21.10 'Impish Indri' 7 months ago
(14 Oct 2021)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(31 Jul 2022)
Ends in 2 months and 2 weeks
(31 Jul 2022)
21.10
21.04 'Hirsute Hippo' 1 year ago
(22 Apr 2021)
Ended 3 months and 4 weeks ago
(20 Jan 2022)
Ended 3 months and 4 weeks ago
(20 Jan 2022)
21.04
20.10 'Groovy Gorilla' 1 year and 6 months ago
(22 Oct 2020)
Ended 10 months ago
(22 Jul 2021)
Ended 10 months ago
(22 Jul 2021)
20.10
20.04 'Focal Fossa' (LTS) 2 years ago
(23 Apr 2020)
Ends in 2 years and 10 months
(02 Apr 2025)
Ends in 7 years and 10 months
(01 Apr 2030)
20.04.4
19.10 'Karmic Koala' 2 years and 7 months ago
(17 Oct 2019)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(06 Jul 2020)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(06 Jul 2020)
19.10
18.04 'Bionic Beaver' (LTS) 4 years ago
(26 Apr 2018)
Ends in 10 months
(02 Apr 2023)
Ends in 5 years and 10 months
(01 Apr 2028)
18.04.6
16.04 'Xenial Xerus' (LTS) 6 years ago
(21 Apr 2016)
Ended 1 year and 1 month ago
(02 Apr 2021)
Ends in 3 years and 10 months
(01 Apr 2026)
16.04.7
14.04 'Trusty Tahr' (LTS) 8 years ago
(17 Apr 2014)
Ended 3 years ago
(02 Apr 2019)
Ends in 1 year and 10 months
(01 Apr 2024)
14.04.6

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).

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 Advantage 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.

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

You can submit an improvement to this page on GitHub. This page has a corresponding Talk Page.

A JSON version of this page is available at /api/ubuntu.json. See the API Documentation for more.