Ubuntu Support lifespan


New versions of Ubuntu are released by Canonical every 6 months. Every two years, the release is a Long Term Support version.

Support lifespan

  • Normal release - supported for 9 months
  • Long Term Support (LTS) release
        LTS releases for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Core, and Ubuntu Kylin are supported for 5 years.
        LTS releases for Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE and Lubuntu are supported for 3 years.

What support means

  • Updates for potential security problems and bugs (not new versions of software)
  • Availability of commercial support contracts from Canonical
  • Support by Landscape, Canonical's enterprise oriented server management tool set.