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Support Life Cycles for Enterprise Linux Distributions

Red Hat Enterprise Linux

redhat

10 year support cycle as of RHEL 5

RHEL with the Extended Update Support (EUS) also provides 2 year support for minor point releases.

See Example Extended Update Support (EUS) Life Cycle Stream here for details and dates.


RHEL 7
(released 10 Jun 2014, EOL 30 Jun 2024)
RHEL 6
(released 10 Nov 2010, EOL 30 Nov 2020)
RHEL 5
(released 14 Mar 2007, EOL 31 Mar 2017) Extended EOL: 30 Nov 2020
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CentOS Linux

centos
10 year support cycle as of CentOS 5

CentOS 7
(released 07 Jul 2014, EOL 30 Jun 2024)
CentOS 6
(released 10 Jul 2011, EOL 30 Nov 2020)
CentOS 5
(released 12 Apr 2007, EOL 31 Mar 2017)
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Ubuntu Server LTS

ubuntu

5 year support cycle

Ubuntu 16.04
(released 21 April 2016, EOL April 2021)
Ubuntu 14.04
(released 17 April 2014, EOL April 2019)
Ubuntu 12.04
(released 26 April 2012, EOL 28 April 2017)
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Debian Linux

debian
5 year support cycle as of Debian 6

Point releases every 2 months

5 year LTS support cycle starting with Debian 6

Support Debian LTS for future Debian releases by contributing here.

Debian 9
(released 17 June 2017, EOL June 2022
Debian 8
(released 25 April 2015, EOL April 2020
Debian 7
(released 04 May 2013, EOL 31 May 2018
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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

suse

10 year support cycle with optional 3 year LTSS extension

Service Packs approximately every 18 months

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
(released 27 Oct 2014, EOL 31 Oct 2024) Extended EOL: 31 Oct 2027
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
(released 24 Mar 2009, EOL 31 Mar 2019) Extended EOL: 31 Mar 2022
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
(released 17 Jun 2006, EOL 31 Jul 2013)
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