Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) End of Life

“Time brings all things to pass.” – Aeschylus

Ubuntu announced its 6.06 Server release 5 years ago, on June 1, 2006. For the LTS Server releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The maintenance period has now ended for Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server.

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS was a major milestone for the Ubuntu project, being the first long-term release. Its retirement evokes memories of Ubuntu as a younger project, and reminds us of all that we’ve accomplished together in the five years since we released the “Dapper Drake”.

Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen!

Upgrade instructions for users of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Server is via Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades. For further Ubuntu support, including commercial support options, see http://www.ubuntu.com/support.

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.

About Ubuntu

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the Ubuntu Announce mailing list by Matt Zimmerman on Wed Jun 1 20:12:04 UTC 2011

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