[lubuntu-users] Asking how long Lubuntu 18.04 supported as Ubuntu 18.04 is supported untill 2028

Chris Guiver guiverc at gmail.com
Sun Apr 4 11:48:37 UTC 2021

Lubuntu 14.04 LTS was released in 2014-April with 3 years of support.

Refer https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/ReleaseNotes/Lubuntu

where you'll note it states "LTS support (3 years)"

Ubuntu's main LTS releases comes with 5 years of standard support,
which can be extended via the use of ESM (extended security
maintenance or https://ubuntu.com/security/esm) which is what the
article refers to, however that is not flavors, where 3 years applies
for LTS releases.

Lubuntu 18.04 LTS was released in 2018-April with 3 years, which ends
April 2021, just as it says in the release notes (eg.

"Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, will be supported until April 2021. We are
limiting changes to critical fixes and underlying system changes
shipped with all other Ubuntu flavors for the 18.04.5 LTS release."

Not all of a 18.04 system will reach EOL this month though; the base
packages that are common with Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS do come with 5
years of support, to see which packages those are, and how much of
your system supports end you can use `ubuntu-support-status` to check
on your actual installed system.

Lubuntu support however ceases this month; but some support sites
don't cut of 18.04 support until the full five years of support is up,
thus the graph seen on the bottom of the https://lubuntu.me/downloads/
page (dark blue is Lubuntu support; light blue is other Ubuntu
community support)

On 3/28/21, crash mark <crashmark750 at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Hi
> So just wanted to inquire if as ubuntu 18.04 will be supported so
> will lubuntu 18.04 be supported. And I just read somewhere on reddit that
> you supported lubuntu 14.04 till 2020 well after the end cycle but then and
> lubuntu teams member said that for future releases you won't be doing that.
> My point is that after April 2021 lubuntu team support will end or not? So
> if ubuntu 18.04 support is extended? So Ubuntu Community Support will also
> extend right? And in Ubuntu Community Support Security Updates are included
> right? *I tried Lubuntu 20.04 and saw a test video as well it takes 45%
> more memory than Lubuntu 18.04. So please can you fix the ram issue then I
> can switch to Lubuntu 20.04 as it has the best function keys support for my
> laptop.*
> *Thanks a lot*
> *For this Amazing distro its ram cache(Lubuntu 18.04) is less than that of
> Puppy Linux and Antix. And Can you get rid of Systemd.*

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