Ubuntu – How long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported for?

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I am trying to find out how long will Ubuntu 13.04 be supported before the next version arrives.

Best Answer

  • The ubuntu wiki has a graph for this (see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LTS for more information).

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    Ubuntu also has a 6 months cycle where new releases are release on the 4th and 10th month of the year (hence the 12.04, 12.10, 13.04, 13.10 etc).

    A new LTS version is released every 2 years. In previous releases, a Long Term Support (LTS) version had 3 years support on Ubuntu (Desktop) and 5 years on Ubuntu Server. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, both versions will receive 5 years support. There is no extra fee for the LTS version; we make our very best work available to everyone on the same free terms. Upgrades to new versions of Ubuntu are and always will be free of charge.