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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.

Ubuntu Server -- Click to get this book from Amazon and become a master at managing any Ubuntu Server (Note: I'm an affiliate)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 Code Name
24.04 Noble Numbat
23.10 Mantic Minotaur
23.04 Lunar Lobster
22.10 Kinetic Kudu
22.04 Jammy Jenny
21.10 Impish Indri
21.04 Hirsute Hippo
20.10 Groovy Gorilla
20.04 Focal Fossa
19.10 Eoan Ermine
19.04 Disco Dingo
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 Wily 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
12.04 Precise Pangolin
11.10 Oneiric Ocelot
11.04 Natty Narwal
10.10 Maverick Meerkat
10.04 Lucid Lynx
9.10 Karmic Koala
9.04 Jaunty Jackalope
8.10 Intrepid Ibex
8.04 Hardy Heron
7.10 Gutsy Gibbon
7.04 Fiesty Fawn
6.10 Edgy Eft
6.06 Dapper Drake
5.10 Breezy Badger
5.04 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.

Futher, if you need to use an older version, consider using a paid for LTS (Long Term Support). As a business, it's not that expensive and you'll get tons of security updates that will help keep your system secure. If you're just an individual, get the latest LTS (the X.04 version) or just the lastest if you want to be on the edge.