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Ubuntu Versions and Names

The Ubuntu Logo using a wood texture

(Picture above represents the logo of Ubuntu, a Linux distribution.)

The following is a list of the Ubuntu Releases with their versions and their name.

I find it really annoying when someone says "I have such" and he/she has no clue what version (i.e. 7.10) it is. Then I have to look it up because I don't memorize the numbers to the names, but I know what the numbers entitles.

So... I need a table and I had one on Wikipedia, but that was wiped out. So now, I'll keep my own here and I'll try to keep it up to date. I start with the version Mar 16, 2009 from the Ubuntu Release page. We can hope that they will maintain that page as they move forward though. It looks like it will be...

Also, the version of nearly all the packages changes with each new version of Ubuntu. It is at times difficult to find out what's what. Check out the Ubuntu Packages database for more information. Especially as high level things are at times changing dramatically (like going from Gnome to Compiz and back to Gnome.)

Version Name
18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish
18.04 Bionic Beaver
17.10 Artful Aardvark
17.04 Zesty Zapus
16.10 Yakkety Yak
16.04 Xenial Xerus
15.10 Wity Werewolf
15.04 Vivid Vervet
14.10 Utopic Unicorn
14.04 Trusty Tahr
13.10 Saucy Salamander
13.04 Raring Ringtail
12.10 Quantal Quetzal
12.4 Precise Pangolin
11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
11.4 Natty Narwal
10.10 Maverick Meerkat
10.4 Lucid Lynx
9.10 Karmic Koala
9.4 Jaunty Jackalope
8.10 Intrepid Ibex
8.4 Hardy Heron
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
7.4 Fiesty Fawn
6.10 Edgy Eft
6.6 Dapper Drake
5.10 Breezy Badger
5.4 Hoary Hedgehog
4.10 Warty Warthog

IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Always make sure you are up to date! Use your apt-get update constantly. The easiest is to automate the process. I also suggest that you look into something like babylon or tripwire to protect yourself from hackers.