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Updated list of Linux distributions with Long Term Support (LTS)

Here's a quick and updated overview of Linux distributions with Long Term Support (LTS). This means that these distributions remain the same version (usually most packages, including the Linux Kernel) but receive security updates until the end of the LTS period.

DistributionVersionStandard LTS EndExtended LTS End
CentOS6Nov 30th 2020N/A
CentOS7June 30th 2024N/A
CentOS8Dec 31st 2021N/A
Debian8 (Jessie)June 30th 2020June 30th 2022 (1)
Debian9 (Stretch)June 30th 2022June 2024 (1)
Debian10 (Buster)June 2024June 2026 (1, TBV)
Mint (3)19.x (T…)April 2023N/A
Mint (3)20.x (U…)April 2025N/A
openSUSELeap 15.xJuly 2028 (TBV)N/A
Oracle6March 2021March 2024 (2)
Oracle7July 2024N/A
Oracle8July 2029N/A
Ubuntu16.04 (Xenial)April 2021April 2024 (2)
Ubuntu18.04 (Bionic)April 2023April 2028 (2)
Ubuntu20.04 (Bionic)April 2025April 2030 (2)
RHEL6Nov 30th 2020 (2)June 30th 2024 (2)
RHEL7June 30th 2024 (2)June 30th 2026 (2)
RHEL8May 31st 2029 (2)2032 (2, TBV)
SLES11March 31st 2019 (2)March 31st 2022 (2)
SLES12Oct 31st 2024 (2)Oct 31st 2027 (2)
SLES15July 31st 2028 (2)July 31st 2031 (2)
Updated list of Linux distributions with Long Term Support and Extended LTS

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Claudio Kuenzler
Claudio has been writing way over 1000 articles on his own blog since 2008 already. He is fascinated by technology, especially Open Source Software. As a Senior Systems Engineer he has seen and solved a lot of problems - and writes about them.

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