Ubuntu 8.04/10.04/11.10 reached end of life
Posted on: 05/10/2013 12:47 AM

Canonical has posted the end of life notices for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), and Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Desktop End of Life reached on May 9, 2013
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to
confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop is no
longer supported. This announcement is for the desktop product only,
Ubuntu 10.04 Server is still supported for another two years.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) release almost 3 years ago,
on April 29, 2010. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed
to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 3 years on the
desktop. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 10.04
Desktop will reach end of life on Thursday, May 9th. At that time,
Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated
packages for Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop. Ubuntu 10.04 Server continues to
be supported for another 2 years.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 10.04 is via Ubuntu 12.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades. Ubuntu 12.04
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.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,


Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to
confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 8.04 is no longer
supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 8.04, and
it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 8.04 (Hardy Heron) release almost 5 years ago,
on April 24, 2008. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed
to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The
support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 8.04 will reach end
of life on Thursday, May 9th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices
will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 8.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 8.04 is via Ubuntu 10.04.
Users are encouraged to evaluate and upgrade to our latest 12.04 LTS
release via 10.04. Instructions and caveats for the upgrades may be
found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/LucidUpgrades and
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades. Ubuntu 10.04 and
12.04 continue 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.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Adam Conrad


Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) End of Life reached on May 9, 2013
This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to
confirm that as of today (May 9, 2013), Ubuntu 11.10 is no longer
supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 11.10, and
it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) release almost 18 months
ago, on October 13, 2011. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu
committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18
months. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 11.10
will reach end of life on Thursday, May 9th. At that time, Ubuntu
Security Notices will no longer include information or updated
packages for Ubuntu 11.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 11.10 is via Ubuntu 12.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades. Ubuntu 12.04
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.

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,

Adam Conrad





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