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Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish reaches end of life on Thursday, upgrade now

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Canonical, earlier this month, announced that Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish will be reaching end-of-life status this Thursday, making now the ideal time to upgrade to a later version. As with all non-Long Term Support (LTS) releases, 18.10 had nine months of support following its release last October.

When distributions reach their end-of-life stage, they no longer receive security updates. While you may be relatively safe at first, the longer you keep running an unpatched system, the more likely it is that your system will become compromised putting your data at risk. If you’d like to move on from Ubuntu 18.10, you’ve got two options; you can either perform a clean install of a more up-to-date version of Ubuntu or you can do an in-place upgrade.

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Ubuntu 18.10 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' reaches end of life

  • Ubuntu 18.10 'Cosmic Cuttlefish' reaches end of life

    CANONICAL HAS confirmed that Ubuntu 18.10 (aka Cosmic Cuttlefish) has reached end of life (EoL).

    Just as with Windows, each build of Ubuntu, one of the biggest Linux distros on the market, has a finite level of support. In this case, as it isn't an LTS release, 18.10 had nine months of support, but all good things must come to an end.

    From this point, users of 18.10 will no longer receive security updates to their operating system, which could leave it open to attacks from external nasties.

    In a statement, the company confirmed: "Ubuntu announced its 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release almost 9 months ago, on October 18, 2018. As a non-LTS release, 18.10 has a nine-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 18.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July 18th."

Ubuntu Studio 18.10 Reaches End-Of-Life (EOL)

  • Ubuntu Studio 18.10 Reaches End-Of-Life (EOL)

    We strongly urge all users of 18.10 to upgrade to Ubuntu Studio 19.04 for support through January 2020 and then after the release of Ubuntu Studio 19.10, codenamed Eoan Ermine, in October 2019 which will also be supported for 9 months.

    Ubuntu Studio 18.10 will no longer receive any support from this point forward. Packages will not be updated any further, and packages in the Ubuntu Studio Backports PPA for 18.10 will be removed if they haven’t been already. Additionally, if you have added the backports PPA, it is highly recommended that you remove the PPA prior to upgrading using the instructions in this link.

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