18.04 + 6 months = 18.10 ... yep, that's right. And that's why it is 18.10 and not 18.1. That trailing zero has meaning. All Ubuntu versions end with .04 (April release) or .10 (October release). There is always 6 months between them (unless they decide to change it later).If I have this right, every new Standard & LTS Versions get released every 6 months?
If you later want to "downgrade" back to the 18.04 LTS series, you will probably have to reinstall. But as long as you move forward you should be okay.If I were to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.10 once it's released & use it for it's full support days & once it's support is over how would I revert back to 18.04.1 or would I have to reinstall it over 18.10?
If I have this right, every new Standard & LTS Versions get released every 6 months?
The Ubuntu BASE has a 5 year support on ALL releases specified as LTS. The distribution specific software (ie. LXDE desktop, KDE desktop) have a 3 year support -from Canonical-.
Also mind that those 5 years are divided into 2 parts:
The 3 year LTS versions are supposed to start to prepare the newly released LTS (since that one is released every 2 years).
- 2 1/2 years: hardware and maintenance
- 2 1/2 years: maintenance
but it is still as ugly as in 2014 when I started using Linux. No offense to anyone, I just prefer a minimal desktop.