Canonical extends Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 life cycle to 10 years

The company is extending support for its popular Linux operating systems, and users don’t need to do anything to take advantage of the extension.

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Canonical, the publisher 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 eight to 10 years. The company said the extension will allow organizations to balance infrastructure upgrade costs by giving them additional time to implement their plans. The extended security maintenance of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 16.04 LTS provides customers security updates and kernel patches from Canonical. 

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