Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 just got an unexpected support boost from Canonical. Announced today, Canonical says both releases will get an extended 10
As a result, Ubuntu 14.04 is being supported until April 2024, and Ubuntu 16.04 is now supported until April 2026. Both of these releases were “out of support” prior to today’s news. Ubuntu 16.04 LTS hit end-of-life earlier this year, and 14.04 way back in 2019.
The announcement is sure to be welcomed by enterprise, business, and other service customers who run older versions of Ubuntu and can’t (or won’t) upgrade to something more recent. But it’s likely to be welcomed by the few desktop users who still run these versions.