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Sixth LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Xenial Xerus". Released on 21st April, 2016. Will go End Of Life (EOL) April 2021. Only use this tag if your question is version-specific. Don't use this to file bugs!

Xenial Xerus was released on 21st April, 2016 and is supported until April 2021.

Code name: Xenial Xerus

The sixth stable and Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Canonical will provide support for five years due to popularity of LTS usage in businesses:

  • Two years of support will include hardware updates
  • Remaining three years will consist of maintenance upgrades.

New features include the following

  • 5 year support term
  • Linux 4.4 LTS kernel
  • Unity online search disabled by default
  • Unity launcher can be repositioned
  • ZFS (file system)
  • Ubuntu Software Center replaced with GNOME Software

Ubuntu Flavors available under 16.04 (questions on all are allowed):

The 16.04 Ubuntu variants are not commercially supported by Canonical.

Ubuntu Editions available under 16.04 (questions on all are allowed):

Ubuntu releases

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