Releases

Revision 50 as of 2008-11-06 11:59:40

Clear message

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.

Schedule

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

Development (future) release

Version

Code name

Release date

End of life date

Ubuntu 9.04

Jaunty Jackalope

Planned for April 2009

October 2010

Stable

Version

Code name

Release date

End of life date

Ubuntu 8.10

Intrepid Ibex

October 30 2008

April 2010

Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS
Maintenance release

Hardy Heron

July 3 2008

April 2011 (Desktop)
April 2013 (Server)

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

April 24 2008

Ubuntu 7.10

Gutsy Gibbon

October 18 2007

April 2009

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)

Version

Code name

Release date

End of life date

Ubuntu 7.04

Feisty Fawn

April 19 2007

October 2008

Ubuntu 6.10

Edgy Eft

October 26 2006

April 2008

Ubuntu 5.10

Breezy Badger

October 12 2005

April 2007

Ubuntu 5.04

Hoary Hedgehog

April 8 2005

October 2006

Ubuntu 4.10

Warty Warthog

October 26 2004

April 2006

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)