[lubuntu-users] 18.04 LTS support length?

Chris Guiver guiverc at gmail.com
Thu May 21 00:29:08 UTC 2020

> They announced that *Ubuntu* 18.04 would be supported for 10 years. Here's
> one article regarding this:
> https://betanews.com/2018/11/18/ten-year-support-ubuntu-18-04-lts/

If you want to know the support life, I'd recommend reading official
announcements or release notes from Ubuntu/Canonical.  For example
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes says

"Support lifespan
The 'main' archive of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years
until April 2023. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years for
Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Core. Ubuntu Studio 18.04
will be supported for 9 months. All other flavors will be supported
for 3 years."

To get longer life, you can extend the LTS via use of Ubuntu Advantage
(and turn your Ubuntu 18.04 LTS into 18.04 ESM) for a further 5 years
giving the ten year figure.

Lubuntu being a flavor has 3 years of support life, as the main Ubuntu
18.04 LTS release notes, Ubuntu Studio was not a LTS thus it only had
9 months; that can be extended via use of PPA to get the 3 years
provided by other Ubuntu flavors.

For specific Lubuntu advice, you'd be best reading the Lubuntu release
notes, https://lubuntu.me/bionic-released/ which state

"Lubuntu 18.04 LTS is the 14th release of Lubuntu, with support until
April of 2021."

You'll note it does not contradict the Ubuntu release notes in anyway.

All my pastes are inside quotes, but I've provided links so you can verify.


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