Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak Reaches End of Life Today

Ubuntu 16.10 Yakkety Yak is reaching the end of its life. Its users will no longer receive security notices, critical fixes, or updated packages after today, July 20. Even third-party PPAs will end support for Ubuntu 16.10 too.

Ubuntu 16.10 End of Life

Ubuntu 16.10 was released on October 13, 2016. It’s a short term release with a 9-month support cycle. User can choose:

  • either upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04, the latest short term release with support until Jan 2018.
  • or download Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, long-term support release with 5-year support cycle, which will end support in 2021