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Desktop Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS & 11.10 Officially Ends

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Support for Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop and Ubuntu 11.10 officially ends today.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS – released back in April 2010 – and Ubuntu 11.10 – made available in October of 2011 – will no longer receive bug fixes, updated packages or critical security updates.

For this reason Ubuntu say that they ‘highly recommend’ all those using these releases upgrade to a more recent version of Ubuntu.

The good news for you if you’re using Lucid Lynx or Oneiric Ocelot is that Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is available as a direct upgrade from Ubuntu’s Update Manager.

At the time of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS release we wrote about our experience of a direct upgrade from Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

Milestones

Both releases were memorable ones.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS brought with it an entirely new set of artwork; introduced the boot-time technology ‘Plymouth'; and added the Me Menu to the default install.

Ubuntu 11.10 removed the Me Menu; saw Lenses moved from the Unity Launcher to the Unity Dash; and introduced LightDM as Ubuntu’s default login screen.