15 Jan

Lubuntu 17.04 has reached End of Life

The Lubuntu Team announces that as a non-LTS release, 17.04 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, reached end of life on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Lubuntu will no longer provide bug fixes or security updates for 17.04, and we strongly recommend that you update to 17.10, which continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes.

For more details on upgrading to 17.10, take a look at the 17.10 release blog post or the blog post we wrote last week about the 17.04 EOL and the 17.10 respins.

We are also happy to announce that we are launching a new YouTube channel, and to kick things off, the first video on this channel was created by community member Schyken who shows how to upgrade from 17.04 to 17.10:

4 thoughts on “Lubuntu 17.04 has reached End of Life

  1. How would I go about installing this version with USB card? I also need to know if your program doesn’t allow wifi in the demo stage or is there an application or program that I need to also install for that too. I couldn’t install it on 17.04, but I just found out it was no longer supported.

    • If you’re talking about an sdcard, as found here it’s not recommended, because of the short life of those devices. Only live desktops are recommended to be installed on those. But again, if you can connect something via USB try a harddisk.

      And yes, 17.04 has reached End of Life, meaning that it’ll have no more updates. But we keep all our releases though, but I highly recommend using the last one.

  2. I have a bookable usb that I have already used to boot up Lubuntu to another device, but while trying it again on my Compaq pc I would boot up to my usb and then the pc would immediately continue booting up on Windows 10. I have tried multiple times to get it to work with no success. Any suggestions?

    • You might have to play with some BIOS settings, like deactivating Secure Boot, or even trying to activate the Legacy support, both options in the Boot options. And if your system has a persistent UEFI you might need a partition for the EFI system, a small 140mb will suffice.

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