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 * [[|Sabily]] (Ubuntu-based OS, customized for Muslim users (Unofficial))

Ubuntu releases are supported for 18 months. Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) releases are supported for 3 years on the desktop, and 5 years on the server.


Ubuntu releases every six months, one month after each GNOME release (see TimeBasedReleases).

Development (future) release


Code name

Release date

End of life date

Ubuntu 9.10

Karmic Koala

Planned for October 2009

April 2011



Code name

Release date

End of life date

Ubuntu 9.04

Jaunty Jackalope

April 23 2009

October 2010

Ubuntu 8.10

Intrepid Ibex

October 30 2008

April 2010

Ubuntu 8.04.2 LTS
Maintenance release

Hardy Heron

January 22 2009

April 2011 (Desktop)
April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS
Maintenance release

July 3 2008

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

April 24 2008

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS
Maintenance release

Dapper Drake

January 21 2008

June 2009 (Desktop)
June 2011 (Server)

Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS
Maintenance release

August 10 2006
August 16 2006 Sun UltraSPARC

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

June 1 2006
June 16 2006 Sun SPARC64

Release announcements are posted on the ubuntu-announce mailing list.

End of Life (EOL)

Variants of Ubuntu

  • Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE instead of Gnome)

  • Edubuntu (Ubuntu focused on education)

  • Xubuntu (Ubuntu with XFCE instead of Gnome)

  • UbuntuStudio (Ubuntu focused on multimedia production)

  • Gobuntu (Ubuntu-base for other free software platforms)

  • Mythbuntu (Xubuntu-based XFCE4 desktop OS with MythTV installed (Unofficial))

  • Runtu (Ubuntu-based OS, optimized for russian users (Unofficial))

  • Sabily (Ubuntu-based OS, customized for Muslim users (Unofficial))

Releases (last edited 2020-10-28 19:04:03 by brian-murray)