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Kubuntu, Xubuntu 12.04 Become Long Term Support Releases

Three of Ubuntu’s siblings have jumped aboard the Long Term Support (LTS) train.

Proposals for Xubuntu, Kubuntu and Edbuntu to become ‘LTS’ releases were approved by the Ubuntu Technical Board during a meeting on January 9th.

The changes will see Xubuntu, the lightweight XFCE based Ubuntu spin, provide 3-years of support, security fixes, and important updates in Xubuntu 12.04. Kubuntu and Edbuntu, in keeping with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, will provide 5 years of similar support in their 12.04 releases.

On the surface the news might seem relatively inconsequential, but it paves the way for Xubuntu, Kubuntu – and perhaps most importantly Edbuntu – to be installed with confidence, with that knowledge that for 3 to 5 years the OS will be badged with the latest security, bug and stability updates.

via Technical Board Mailing List