Canonical extends Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 life cycle to 10 years

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The institution is extending enactment for its fashionable Linux operating systems, and users don't request to bash thing to instrumentality vantage of the extension.

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Canonical, the steadfast of the Linux Ubuntu operating system, announced Tuesday that it's extending the end-of-life dates for its Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr and 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus OSes from 8 to 10 years. The institution said the hold volition let organizations to equilibrium infrastructure upgrade costs by giving them further clip to instrumentality their plans. The extended information attraction of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS provides customers information updates and kernel patches from Canonical. 

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"There are hundreds of thousands of Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 instances inactive successful usage today," said Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos, merchandise manager astatine Canonical. "We recovered retired that determination is not 1 size fits each connected the beingness rhythm management, arsenic antithetic industries and sectors follow technologies connected antithetic timeframes. We are extending Ubuntu's beingness rhythm to stay the level of prime for users who worth stableness and semipermanent maintenance." 

Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 some had eight-year beingness rhythm enactment (five years of modular enactment and 3 years ESM support). Each present person 10 years of enactment (five years of modular enactment and 5 years ESM support). The 10-year beingness rhythm is present a modular crossed each Ubuntu LTS releases (20.04, 18.04, 16.04 and 14.04).

The caller end-of-life day for 14.04 is present April 2024 alternatively of April 2022. The caller end-of-life day for 16.04 is present April 2026 alternatively of April 2024. The changes instrumentality effect immediately.

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All existing customers tin instrumentality vantage of this hold astatine nary further outgo and without immoderate configuration alteration connected the updated systems, helium said. This applies to Ubuntu Advantage and Ubuntu Pro subscriptions arsenic good arsenic the escaped idiosyncratic subscriptions. New customers tin instrumentality vantage of the offer, arsenic well. 

According to Canonical's ESM webpage, "ESM is disposable done an Ubuntu Advantage for Infrastructure subscription for carnal servers, virtual machines, containers and desktops, and is escaped for idiosyncratic use. Ubuntu Pro premium images are optimised for the nationalist unreality and supply information attraction for precocious and captious CVEs for the full postulation of bundle packages shipped with Ubuntu."

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