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Ubuntu is a community developed, Linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need -- a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.

The version number comes from the year and month of the release; the version names are made by Mark Shuttleworth.

LTS stands for Long Term Support; these versions of Ubuntu are supported for longer than usual -- 3 years on the desktop and 5 years on the server. If you are unsure of the version you are using, go to System > Administration > System Monitor, and go to the System tab or open a terminal and type: lsb_release -a

Ubuntu Stable Versions

Version Code Name Release date End of life date
Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx
April 29 2010 April 2013 (Desktop)
April 2015 (Server)
Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
October 29 2009 April 2011
Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
April 23 2009 October 2010
Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
October 30 2008 April 2010
Ubuntu 8.04.1 LTS
Maintenance release

Hardy Heron

July 3 2008 April 2011 (Desktop)
April 2013 (Server)
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS April 24 2008
Ubuntu 7.10

Gutsy Gibbon

October 18 2007 April 2009
Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS
Maintenance release

Dapper Drake

January 21 2008 June 2009 (Desktop)
June 2011 (Server)
Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS
Maintenance release
August 10 2006
August 16 2006 Sun UltraSPARC
Ubuntu 6.06 LTS June 1 2006
June 16 2006 Sun SPARC64

Ubuntu End of Life (EOL) Versions details

Version Code Name Release date End of life date
Ubuntu 7.04

Feisty Fawn

April 19 2007 October 2008
Ubuntu 6.10

Edgy Eft

October 26 2006 April 2008
Ubuntu 5.10

Breezy Badger

October 12 2005 April 2007
Ubuntu 5.04

Hoary Hedgehog

April 8 2005 October 2006
Ubuntu 4.10

Warty Warthog

October 26 2004 April 2006

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11 Comments to “Ubuntu Version Names and End of life Details”

  1. Sourav Mohanty says:

    Thats interesting………….

    regards,
    Sourav Mohanty

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  2. Dave K says:

    “Ubuntu Version Names and End of life Details”

    I dont see any version names here. Unless you consider a number to be a name.

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  3. admin says:

    @Dave

    Thanks dave and i have updated the article with code names

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  4. mrphoenix says:

    And what about the 8.04.2?

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  5. mw88 says:

    @mrphoenix:
    8.04.2 is just a maintenance release. You get it by updating 8.04.

    But maby you meant why 8.04.1 is mentioned and 8.04.2 is not, that is indeed a bit strange.

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  6. Patrick says:

    Interesting… Good job!

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  7. John.St says:

    But the above is as (almost :-D ) as old as the hills – for the last 5 months or so I’ve been using

    Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty

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    admin Reply:

    Updated main article with latest information

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  8. Expediter says:

    I have seen there is supposed to be 32 bit and 64 bit versions, are there any code names or versions that are just one or the other? which is which? Thanks. I have been searching for a 64 bit version as I would like to try it.

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  9. jeremy says:

    They should put the newer versions on like 12.10 and keep these older version dates on still

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