If you are an avid follower of Linux, you will be quite familiar with the use of both LTS – Long Term Support – and Non-LTS releases when it comes to Ubuntu specifically. This is a release circle that Canonical strictly follows with two new versions of Ubuntu Linux desktop operating system release back to back.
Ubuntu Willy Wolf is not LTS (Long Term Support) release meaning it has a very short lifespan when compared to actual Long Term Supported Releases from Canonical which last only for nine months. This means it will no long receive support which include security fixes from Canonical after its nine-month lifespan is up.
Like everything else in this world, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Wolf has reached the final phase of its life and starting today 28th July 2016, Canonical will no longer provide support for the Linux desktop operating system.
It is important that those who are still using the operating system on their machine move to latest version of Ubuntu as upcoming security advisories will no longer include information or any new package versions for the Wily Wolf series.
“As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 15.10 will reach the end of life on Thursday, July 28th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 15.10,” says Adam Conrand.
There is a new and viable option available for those looking to upgrade from Wily wolf as Canonical has recently released an updated version of its GNU/Linux Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus operating system with 16.04.1.
The upgraded version comes with all refined apps as well as bug fixes to the previously released Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Xenial Xerus.