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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 Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) adds additional support past the 10 year mark.

RHEL 8
(released 07 May 2019, EOL 31 May 2029)

Extended Support (ELS): TBD
RHEL 7
(released 10 Jun 2014, EOL 30 Jun 2024)

Extended Support (ELS): TBD
RHEL 6
(released 10 Nov 2010, EOL 30 Nov 2020)

Extended support (ELS): 30 Jun 2024
RHEL 5
(released 14 Mar 2007, EOL 31 Mar 2017)

Extended Support (ELS): 30 Nov 2020
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CentOS Linux

centos
10 year support cycle as of CentOS 5

CentOS 8
(released 24 Sep 2019, EOL ~end of 2021) Do not use for enterprise due to short lifespan
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 20.04 (Focal Fossa)
(released 23 April 2020, EOL April 2025)
Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver)
(released 26 April 2018, EOL April 2023)
Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus)
(released 21 April 2016, EOL April 2021)
Ubuntu 14.04 (Trusty Tahr)
(released 17 April 2014, EOL April 2019)
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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 10 (Buster)
(released 06 June 2019, LTS EOL June 2024)
Debian 9 (Stretch)
(released 17 June 2017, LTS EOL June 2022)
Debian 8 (Jessie)
(released 25 April 2015, LTS EOL 30 June 2020)
Debian 7 (Wheezy)
(released 04 May 2013, LTS 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 15
(released 29 Mar 2019, EOL 31 Mar 2029) Extended EOL: 31 Mar 2032
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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