Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Oh no! Automatic updates for Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop stop in April (updates for 10.04 Server continue for two more years). Desktop users need to consider whether they'll upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which will receive updates for both Desktop and Server through 2017. This handy chart diagrams the situation. You can directly upgrade 10.04 (and 11.10) to 12.04, as explained here. Canonical's policy is that you get at least 18 months of updates for both Desktop and Server, and -- starting with 12.04 LTS -- 5 years of support for both desktop and server for LTS (Long Term Support) editions.
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Timing of interim releases
by jebb on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 06:25 UTC
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In case you've missed it (I haven't seen a news item on OSnews about it, I think), note that there's a good chance the support time for interim releases will be reduced in the not-so-distant future. See Mark's blog post to that effect ( ).

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RE: Timing of interim releases
by judgen on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 08:38 in reply to "Timing of interim releases"
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Even so, i do not think they will shorten allready released LTS (precise) support time as that would be a breech of contract.
But in the next iteration, sure.

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