Microsoft recently reviled via its Windows Lifecycle Fact Sheet web page that PC manufacturers have until October 31 of next year to sell off all their stocks of computers running Windows 7 Professional or Windows 8.1. This I believe is an attempt by Microsoft to force all Windows users to embrace and switch over to Windows 10 which was made public in July 2015. As we all know, its Windows 8 did not have a good spell during its launch due to missing Start button UI which has always been part of Microsoft previous OSes, not until Windows 8.
As of today (July 23, 2015), Ubuntu 14.10 has reached its End Of life and is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 14.10, and it will be archived to old-releases. The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions: Ubuntu announced its 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) release almost 9 months ago, on October 23, 2014. As a non-LTS release, 14.10 has a 9-month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 14.
Ubuntu has just announced its Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) released almost 5 years ago, on April 29, 2010 will no longer be supported after April 30, 2015. As with the earlier LTS releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing security and critical fixes for a period of 5 years. The support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 10.04 will reach end of life on Thursday, April 30th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 10.
With Microsoft Windows 10 anticipated launch currently circulating on air, the first phase of support for Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 mainstream support for the OS ended yesterday 13th January 2015. According to report, Microsoft has pledged to continue to offer extended support for Windows 7 for another five years, until January 14, 2020. By ending the “mainstream support,” the Windows 7 OS users will continue to on the “extended support” period under Microsoft.
On May 16, 2014, Canonical announced that it no longer support Ubuntu 12.10 code named – Quantal Quetzal. So what this means is no more updates or packages will be available and Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 12.10. Ubuntu announced its 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) release more than 18 months ago, on October 18, 2012. Since changes to the Ubuntu support cycle mean that Ubuntu 13.