i have Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS installed i heard that lts versions are supported for 5 years but why only 14.04.1 is supported for 5 years and not 14.04.3 ? even though 14.04.3 is LTS ? im confused why do they name it LTS then .

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    Those are revisions, the official one was the one released on April 2014, and the time starts counting after that. – Julen Larrucea Dec 3 '15 at 20:16

14.04.3 is not a "real" release. It is similar to Windows Service Packs. You do not say that Windows 7 SP2 is a release. Even when you can get an installation media with a SP included.

"Point releases" just accumulate security updates and bug fixes. And also add optional HWE Stack support.

The main release is 14.04. It is supported for 5 years since April 2014.

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