Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop Edition reaches end-of-life on July 14, 2009
Posted on: 07/09/2009 09:56 AM

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop Edition will reach his end-of-life on July 14, 2009

Ubuntu announced the release of 6.06 over three years ago, on June 1, 2006. At that time, Ubuntu committed to its first long-term support (LTS) cycle, with security and critical fixes for three years on the desktop and five years on the server. The desktop support period is now at its end, and Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop will reach end of life on Tuesday, July 14, 2009. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for the Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Desktop.

Server Edition will continue to receive maintenance updates through June 2011. The list of source packages which will continue to receive security updates for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server can be found at http://people.ubuntu.com/~ubuntu-security/dapper/supported.txt for your reference.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS is via Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades. For further Ubuntu support, including commercial support options, see http://www.ubuntu.com/support.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.

Since its launch in October 2004, Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Printed from Linux Compatible (http://www.linuxcompatible.org/news/story/ubuntu_606_lts_desktop_edition_reaches_end_of_life_on_july_142009.html)