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FAQs: Ensuring the ongoing security compliance of Ubuntu

By Dustin Kirkland on 11 April 2017

Canonical recently announced that the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long Term Support) period will end on Friday, April 28, 2017. Following the end-of-life of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Canonical is offering Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance),…

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Introducing Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Extended Security Maintenance)

By Canonical on 14 March 2017

  Canonical announced the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) release almost 5 years ago, on April 26, 2012. As with all LTS releases, Canonical has provided ongoing security patches and bug fixes for a period of 5 years. The Ubuntu…

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Ubuntu 7.04 reaches end-of-life on October 19, 2008

By Canonical on 10 October 2008

Ubuntu announced the release of 7.04 almost 18 months ago, on April 19, 2007. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and…

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‘End of Life’ announcement for Ubuntu 6.10

By Canonical on 25 March 2008

Ubuntu announced the release of 6.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 26, 2006. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and…

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Ubuntu 5.10 reaches end-of-life on April 13th 2007

By Canonical on 14 March 2007

Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October 13th. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support period is now nearing its end and…

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Ubuntu 4.10: end of support cycle

By Canonical on 29 March 2006

Matt Zimmerman, Ubuntu CTO writes: On October 20th, 2004, Ubuntu announced its first public release, version 4.10. This release was accompanied by a commitment to ongoing security updates for a period of 18 months, which has been reflected…