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Canonical Says Ubuntu 14.04 Extended Security Maintenance Begins April 25, 2019 

Canonical announced that it would kick off the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series beginning April 25th, 2019.

Canonical announced that it would kick off the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) support for the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series beginning April 25th, 2019.

Released five years ago on April 17th, 2014, the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series will reach its end of life next month on April 30th. Following on the success of the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) operating system series, Canonical announced some time ago that it would offer its Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) commercial package to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS users as well.

Canonical said it would reveal more details about when the ESM (Extended Security Maintenance) offering is available for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), so the company now announced that users who want to continue using the operating system and still receive security updates after the April 30th end of life, can purchase the ESM package beginning April 25th, 2019.Users are encouraged to update to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 18.04 LTSCanonical encourages all Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) users to consider upgrading to a supported LTS (Long Term Support) Ubuntu release, such as Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus). It's important to notice that the supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) goes through Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) first, than to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver).

"The standard support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.04 will transition to Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) on Thursday, April 25th, 2019," said Adam Conrad, Software Engineer at Canonical. "Users are encouraged to evaluate and upgrade to our latest 18.04 LTS release via 16.04. The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 14.04 is via Ubuntu 16.04."

However, if you decided to stay with the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system series for your infrastructure, you should consider purchasing the Extended Security Maintenance (ESM) offering from Canonical's Ubuntu Advantage website starting April 25th, 2019. Once again, please keep in mind that after April 30th, 2019, you will no longer receive security and software updates for your Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installations.
 
 
 
 
 

 

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