A new version of Ubuntu is released every 6 months and usually supported for for 18 (with the exception of L.T.R – long time support- release which is supported for 3 years)
The numbering scheme of each release is the year of release followed by the month of release.These releases referred to by their nicknames, usually involving alliteration, an adjective, and an animal.
The latest Stable version of Ubuntu is Feisty fawn 7.04 earlier version include :
- 6.10: October 2006 (Edgy Eft)
- 6.06: June 2006 (Dapper Drake)
- 5.10: October 2005 (Breezy Badger)
- 5.04: April 2005 (Hoary Hedgehog)
- 4.10: October 2004 (Warty Warthog)
The forth coming version expected in Octorber this year is Gutsy Gibbon 7.10.