Support Life Cycles for Enterprise Linux Distributions


Red Hat Enterprise Linux

10 year support cycle as of Red Hat 5

RHEL 6
(released 10 Nov 2010, EOL 30 Nov 2020)
RHEL 5
(released 14 Mar 2007, EOL 31 March 2017)
RHEL 4
(released 14 Feb 2005, EOL 29 Feb 2012 without extended support contract)
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redhat



CentOS Linux

10 year support cycle as of CentOS 5

CentOS 6
(released 10 Jul 2011, EOL 30 Nov 2020)
CentOS 5
(released 12 Apr 2007, EOL 31 Mar 2017)
CentOS 4
(released 09 Mar 2005, EOL 29 Feb 2012)
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centos


Ubuntu Server LTS

5 year support cycle

Ubuntu 14.04
(released 17 April 2014, EOL April 2019)
Ubuntu 12.04
(released 26 April 2012, EOL April 2017)
Ubuntu 10.04
(released 29 April 2010, EOL April 2015
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ubuntu




Debian Linux

~3 year support cycle

Point releases every 2 months

Debian 7
(released 04 May 2013, EOL ~May 2016 estimate)
Debian 6
(released 06 Feb 2011, LTS! EOL Feb 2016)
Debian 5
(release date 14 Feb 2009, EOL 06 Feb 2012)
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debian


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

7 year support cycle with optional 3 year LTSS extension

Service Packs approximately every 18 months

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
(released 24 Mar 2009, EOL Mar 2016)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
(released 17 Jun 2006, EOL June 2013)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
(released 03 Aug 2004, EOL June 2011 without extended contract)
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debian



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