Ubuntu 5.10 reaches end-of-life on April 13th 2007

Tollef Fog Heen tfheen at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 14 21:06:24 UTC 2007

Ubuntu announced the release of 5.10 almost 18 months ago, on October
13th. 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 5.10 will reach end of life
on Friday April 13th 2007. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will
no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 5.10.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 5.10 is via Ubuntu 6.06
LTS. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DapperUpgrades. Note that upgrades
to version 6.10 and beyond are only supported in multiple steps, via
an upgrade first to 6.06 LTS, then to 6.10. Both Ubuntu 6.06 LTS and
Ubuntu 6.10 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

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. The
Desktop Edition can be deployed as a general-purpose workstation, thin
client, or engineering workstation. The Server Edition provides a well
integrated platform and simplifies the deployment process of new
servers with any of the standard Internet services such as e-mail,
web, file serving and database management.

Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are

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