Linux Lifecycle: End Of Life And Support Status

Linux is an open-source operating system that has been around since the mid-1990s. It is so popular that many different operating systems have been derived from it, including Android. Linux can be seen everywhere, either in one form or another. It has both a command-line interface only as well as a GUI.

Like most operating systems, the Linux OS comprises different components, like a Bootloader, kernel, init systems, daemons, graphical server, a desktop environment, and of course, the applications that run on top of it. Since Linux is more customizable, it is the preferred operating system for developers, but also for hackers, both white-hat and black-hat.

Difference versions of Linux have been created since its launch and have been patented by many. However, all versions, known as “flavors of Linux,” are very much alike. Below, you’ll find the information for some of the popular Linux flavors and end of support dates for their versions.

Support status guide

End of life (EOL) is the end of a product’s useful life. When a product reaches the end of its life cycle, the manufacturer no longer supports it. The following table explains the different phases of a product’s lifecycle. Testing status is when the product is initially released and EOL is when product support is no longer offered. The time between these two points is the support timeframe.

Testing

The software is not yet publicly available. It is in testing phase i.e., alpha, beta, release preview etc.

Active

The software is actively supported by the vendor.

Phasing Out

The software will soon reach its end of life. You need to look for upgrade or migration options. The software will automatically go into phasing out status 2 months before end of life.

End Of Life

The software is no longer supported by the vendor. You need to make sure your system and environment are safe.

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

Extended Support

23.10 (Mantic Minotaur)
7 months and 3 weeks ago
(12 October 2023)
Ends in 4 weeks
(1 July 2024)
Ends in 4 weeks
(1 July 2024)
Not Supported
23.04 (Lunar Lobster)
1 year and 1 month ago
(20 April 2023)
Ended 4 months and 1 week ago
(20 January 2024)
Ended 4 months and 1 week ago
(20 January 2024)
Not Supported
22.10 (Kinetic Kudu)
1 year and 7 months ago
(20 October 2022)
Ended 10 months and 1 week ago
(20 July 2023)
Ended 10 months and 1 week ago
(20 July 2023)
Not Supported
22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish)
2 years and 1 month ago
(21 April 2022)
Ends in 3 months and 3 weeks
(30 September 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 9 months
(1 April 2027)
Ends in 7 years and 10 months
(9 April 2032)
21.10 (Impish Indri)
2 years and 7 months ago
(14 October 2021)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(14 July 2022)
Ended 1 year and 10 months ago
(14 July 2022)
Not Supported
21.04 (Hirsute Hippo)
3 years and 1 month ago
(22 April 2021)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(20 January 2022)
Ended 2 years and 4 months ago
(20 January 2022)
Not Supported
20.10 (Groovy Gorilla)
3 years and 7 months ago
(22 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(22 July 2021)
Ended 2 years and 10 months ago
(22 July 2021)
Not Supported
20.04 (Focal Fossa - LTS)
4 years and 1 month ago
(23 April 2020)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(1 October 2022)
Ends in 9 months and 4 weeks
(2 April 2025)
Ends in 5 years and 9 months
(2 April 2030)
19.10 (Eoan Ermine)
4 years and 7 months ago
(17 October 2019)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(6 July 2020)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(6 July 2020)
Not Supported
19.04 (Disco Dingo)
5 years and 1 month ago
(18 April 2019)
Ended 4 years and 4 months ago
(23 January 2020)
Ended 4 years and 4 months ago
(23 January 2020)
Not Supported
18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish)
5 years and 7 months ago
(18 October 2018)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(18 July 2019)
Ended 4 years and 10 months ago
(18 July 2019)
Not Supported
18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
6 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2018)
Ended 1 year and 2 days ago
(31 May 2023)
Ended 1 year and 2 days ago
(31 May 2023)
Ends in 3 years and 9 months
(1 April 2028)
17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
6 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2017)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(19 July 2018)
Ended 5 years and 10 months ago
(19 July 2018)
Not Supported
17.04 (Zesty Zapus)
7 years and 1 month ago
(13 April 2017)
Ended 6 years and 4 months ago
(13 January 2018)
Ended 6 years and 4 months ago
(13 January 2018)
Not Supported
16.04 (Xenial Xerus - LTS)
8 years and 1 month ago
(21 April 2016)
Ended 3 years and 2 months ago
(2 April 2021)
Ended 3 years and 2 months ago
(2 April 2021)
Ends in 1 year and 9 months
(2 April 2026)
15.10 (Wily Werewolf)
8 years and 7 months ago
(22 October 2015)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(28 July 2016)
Ended 7 years and 10 months ago
(28 July 2016)
Not Supported
15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
9 years and 1 month ago
(23 April 2015)
Ended 8 years and 3 months ago
(4 February 2016)
Ended 8 years and 3 months ago
(4 February 2016)
Not Supported
14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)
9 years and 7 months ago
(23 October 2014)
Ended 8 years and 10 months ago
(23 July 2015)
Ended 8 years and 10 months ago
(23 July 2015)
Not Supported
14.04 (Trusty Tahr- LTS)
10 years and 1 month ago
(17 April 2014)
Ended 5 years and 2 months ago
(2 April 2019)
Ended 5 years and 2 months ago
(2 April 2019)
Ended 2 months ago
(2 April 2024)
12.04 (Precise Pangolin - LTS)
12 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2012)
Ended 7 years and 1 month ago
(28 April 2017)
Ended 7 years and 1 month ago
(28 April 2017)
Ended 5 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2019)
11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)
12 years and 7 months ago
(13 October 2011)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Not Supported
11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
13 years and 1 month ago
(28 April 2011)
Ended 11 years and 7 months ago
(28 October 2012)
Ended 11 years and 7 months ago
(28 October 2012)
Not Supported
10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
13 years and 7 months ago
(10 October 2010)
Ended 12 years and 1 month ago
(10 April 2012)
Ended 12 years and 1 month ago
(10 April 2012)
Not Supported
10.04 (Lucid Lynx - LTS)
14 years and 1 month ago
(29 April 2010)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Not Supported
9.10 (Karmic Koala)
14 years and 7 months ago
(29 October 2009)
Ended 13 years and 1 month ago
(30 April 2011)
Ended 13 years and 1 month ago
(30 April 2011)
Not Supported
9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
15 years and 1 month ago
(23 April 2009)
Ended 13 years and 7 months ago
(23 October 2010)
Ended 13 years and 7 months ago
(23 October 2010)
Not Supported
8.04 (Hardy Heron)
16 years and 1 month ago
(24 April 2008)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Ended 11 years and 3 weeks ago
(9 May 2013)
Ended 13 years and 3 weeks ago
(12 May 2011)
7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
16 years and 7 months ago
(18 October 2007)
Ended 15 years and 1 month ago
(18 April 2009)
Ended 15 years and 1 month ago
(18 April 2009)
Not Supported
7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
17 years and 1 month ago
(19 April 2007)
Ended 15 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2008)
Ended 15 years and 7 months ago
(19 October 2008)
Not Supported
6.10 (Edgy Eft)
17 years and 7 months ago
(26 October 2006)
Ended 17 years and 7 months ago
(26 October 2006)
Ended 16 years and 1 month ago
(26 April 2008)
Not Supported
6.06 (Dapper Drake - LTS)
17 years and 9 months ago
(10 August 2006)
Ended 13 years and 1 day ago
(1 June 2011)
Ended 13 years and 1 day ago
(1 June 2011)
Ended 14 years and 10 months ago
(14 July 2009)
5.10 (Breezy Badger)
18 years and 7 months ago
(13 October 2005)
Ended 17 years and 1 month ago
(13 April 2007)
Ended 17 years and 1 month ago
(13 April 2007)
Not Supported
5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
19 years and 1 month ago
(8 April 2005)
Ended 17 years and 7 months ago
(31 October 2006)
Ended 17 years and 7 months ago
(31 October 2006)
Not Supported
4.10 (Warty Warthog)
19 years and 7 months ago
(20 October 2004)
Ended 19 years and 7 months ago
(26 October 2004)
Ended 18 years and 1 month ago
(30 April 2006)
Not Supported

Version

Released

Security Support

Extended Support

Debian 12 (Bookworm)
11 months and 3 weeks ago
(10 June 2023)
Ends in 2 years and 1 week
(10 June 2026)
Ends in 4 years and 1 week
(10 June 2028)
Debian 11 (Bullseye)
2 years and 9 months ago
(14 August 2021)
Ends in 4 weeks
(1 July 2024)
Ends in 2 years and 3 weeks
(30 June 2026)
Debian 10 (Buster)
4 years and 10 months ago
(6 July 2019)
Ended 1 year and 8 months ago
(10 September 2022)
Ends in 3 weeks and 6 days
(30 June 2024)
Debian 9 (Stretch)
6 years and 11 months ago
(17 June 2017)
Ended 3 years and 10 months ago
(18 July 2020)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(1 July 2022)
Debian 8 (Jessie)
9 years and 1 month ago
(25 April 2015)
Ended 5 years and 11 months ago
(17 June 2018)
Ended 3 years and 11 months ago
(30 June 2020)
Debian 7 (Wheezy)
11 years and 4 weeks ago
(4 May 2013)
Ended 8 years and 1 month ago
(25 April 2016)
Ended 6 years and 2 days ago
(31 May 2018)
Debian 6 (Squeeze)
13 years and 3 months ago
(6 February 2011)
Ended 10 years and 2 days ago
(31 May 2014)
Ended 8 years and 3 months ago
(29 February 2016)

Version

Released

Security Support

39
6 months and 3 weeks ago
(7 November 2023)
Ends in 6 months and 4 days
(7 December 2024)
38
1 year and 1 month ago
(18 April 2023)
Ended 2 weeks and 1 day ago
(18 May 2024)
37
1 year and 6 months ago
(15 November 2022)
Ended 5 months and 4 weeks ago
(5 December 2023)
36
2 years and 3 weeks ago
(10 May 2022)
Ended 1 year and 2 weeks ago
(16 May 2023)
35
2 years and 7 months ago
(2 November 2021)
Ended 1 year and 5 months ago
(13 December 2022)
34
3 years and 1 month ago
(27 April 2021)
Ended 1 year and 11 months ago
(7 June 2022)
33
3 years and 7 months ago
(27 October 2020)
Ended 2 years and 6 months ago
(30 November 2021)
32
4 years and 1 month ago
(28 April 2020)
Ended 3 years and 1 week ago
(25 May 2021)
31
4 years and 7 months ago
(29 October 2019)
Ended 3 years and 6 months ago
(30 November 2020)
30
5 years and 1 month ago
(30 April 2019)
Ended 4 years and 1 week ago
(26 May 2020)
29
5 years and 7 months ago
(30 October 2018)
Ended 4 years and 6 months ago
(26 November 2019)
28
6 years and 1 month ago
(1 May 2018)
Ended 5 years and 5 days ago
(28 May 2019)

Version

Released

Active Support

Security Support

CentOS Stream 9
2 years and 8 months ago
(15 September 2021)
Ends in 2 years and 11 months
(31 May 2027)
Ends in 2 years and 11 months
(31 May 2027)
CentOS Stream 8
4 years and 8 months ago
(24 September 2019)
Ended 2 days ago
(31 May 2024)
Ended 2 days ago
(31 May 2024)