Ubuntu 22.10 Will Reach End of Life on July 20, 2023
Almost nine months ago, on October 20, 2022, Ubuntu made an announcement regarding the release of its 22.10 version. Dubbed “Kinetic Kudu” by Canonical, Ubuntu 22.10 is an interim release with support for software and security updates for a period of 9 months only.
But now, it is time for Ubuntu 22.10 to reach end-of-life as its support period approaches. After July 20, 2023, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer provide information or updates for Ubuntu 22.10, including packages. Canonical typically allows users more time to upgrade their installations, but not in this case. The end of life for Ubuntu 22.10 has been set for July 20, 2023, slightly over a month from this announcement.
Meanwhile, Canonical has already begun developing the next interim release, Ubuntu 23.10 (Mantic Minotaur), scheduled for release on October 12, later this year. Once July 20, 2023, arrives, Canonical will cease providing software and security updates for Ubuntu 22.10 users. Consequently, their installations will become susceptible to various threats and attacks.
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Because Ubuntu 23.04 (Lunar Lobster), the most recent version, will continue to get active maintenance in the form of security updates and a few high-impact bugs fixes through January 2024. Additionally, it incorporates the latest GNU/Linux technologies and Open Source applications, therefore, it is highly advisable that users of Ubuntu 22.10 upgrade to it.
The sources for this article include a story from 9to5Linux.