Ubuntu Linux

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Ubuntu Linux is the most popular desktop Linux distribution today, based on Debian Linux. Another popular distro – Linux Mint – is based on Ubuntu.

Current release as of June 2020: Ubuntu Linux 20.04 - Focal Fossa.

Long Term Support builds (LTS)

Ubuntu gets a long-term release every 2 years in April. These builds receive the .04 minor version number: 19.04, 20.04 etc

Ubuntu Release Cycle

This is the timeline of recent Ubuntu Release cycles, taken from the official Ubuntu Release Cycles page:

Ubuntu Release Cycles Ubuntu Release Cycles (image credit goes to Ubuntu.com)

Ubuntu Linux versions

Each Ubuntu Linux release receives a codename:

  • Ubuntu 20.04 - Focal Fossa
  • Ubuntu 19.10 – Eoan Ermine
  • Ubuntu 19.04 – Disco Dingo
  • Ubuntu 18.10 – Cosmic Cuttlefish
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – Bionic Beaver
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS – Xenial Xerus
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – Trusty Tahr

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