According to an article on ServerWatch, Canonical's CEO, Mark Shuttleworth, announced that Ubuntu 18.04 LTS would receive support for ten years, through to 2028. Originally Ubuntu 18.04 was scheduled to receive Ubuntu's typical five years of support and security updates. "'I'm delighted to announce that Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for a full ten years,' Shuttleworth said. 'In part because of the very long time horizons in some of industries like financial services and telecommunications but also from IOT where manufacturing lines for example are being deployed that will be in production for at least a decade.'" The announcement from Shuttleworth has not yet been reflected on the Ubuntu website and the distribution's support schedule still shows Ubuntu 18.04 LTS reaching its end of life in April of 2023 at the time of writing.
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