End of support for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook and ARM – 2011/10/29

Ubuntu announced the 10.04 Netbook Edition and Ubuntu for ARM products 18 months ago, on April 29, 2010. At that time, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months for these specific products.

This support period is now ending, and on October 29, 2011 the 10.04 Netbook Edition and Ubuntu for ARM products will no longer be supported. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Desktop and Server products continue to be supported.

The upgrade path from Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook and ARM is to Ubuntu 10.10. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/MaverickUpgrades.

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS for Desktop and Server products continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted on the ubuntu-announce mailing list by Kate Stewart on Fri Oct 28 21:31:53 UTC 2011

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6 Responses to “End of support for Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Netbook and ARM – 2011/10/29”

  1. Magnus H Says:

    As a user of the Netbook edition I was surprised to see this announcement. I was under the false impression that the Netbook edition was a long-term support release, just as the desktop counterpart. For example, the /etc/issue file said “10.04.3 LTS” as the version number. Please don’t use LTS as version number on non-LTS releases in the future, but thanks for a very nice distribution otherwise…

  2. stlouisubntu Says:

    Ok, please help me to better understand this. It seems to me that how security and stability maintenance updates are provided is by replacing a given package in the repository with a newer version which is then downloaded and installed by the end users in the normal update process (likely using update-manager or apt-get.) Since the UNR 32-bit (i386) shares the repositories with the Desktop edition which will be kept updated through April of 2013, will it not share the general 32-bit Ubuntu 10.04 updates with the exception of the packages unique to the UNR?

    In order words, if I am fine with the fact that no furthers updates will be provided to those uniquely UNR packages (of which there are not many), can I merely let it ride and keep receiving all the other updates (such as linux kernel, xorg, OpenOffice, rhythmbox, etc.) through the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop EOL?


  3. Amos Anony Says:

    Where is ubuntu-10.04-netbook-i386.iso? Is it still resident on …ubuntu.{org|com|…}?

  4. pleia2 Says:

    You’ll want to check out http://releases.ubuntu.com/

    It includes isos for all the old releases.

  5. Amos Anony Says:

    the search link is

  6. Amos Anony Says:



    is a more comprehensive search of the ubuntu domains

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