On October 28th, Canonical officially announced that their Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) operating system is no longer supported.
If you’re watching our website regularly, than this should be no news for you, as we’ve announced the end of life for Ubuntu 11.04 two months ago.
“This note is just to confirm that the support period for Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) formally ends on October 28, 2012 and Ubuntu Security Notices no longer includes information or updated packages for Ubuntu 11.04.” said Kate Stewart in the announcement.
End of life means that Canonical no longer supports its Ubuntu 11.04 operating system with security/critical fixes and software updates!
Those of you who still use the Natty Narwhal release and want to upgrade to a newer version, will have to choose to do it incremental via Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) first, then upgrade again to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and then to Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).
Detailed instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OneiricUpgrades.
Announced more than a year ago, on Thursday, April 28th, 2011, Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) was the first Ubuntu release to bring the powerful Unity desktop interface.
The Natty Narwhal release was powered by Linux kernel 220.127.116.11, GNOME 2.32.1, X.Org 7.6, and XOrg Server 1.10.1.
Ubuntu 11.04 was also the first release to introduce the reinvented scrollbar, add the LibreOffice office suite, revamped Ubuntu Software Center, revamped Indicator Applet, built-in support for installing proprietary software, multiarch support, Ubuntu One Control Panel, and much more.
Ubuntu is a Linux operating system for your desktop or server, with a fast and easy install, regular releases, a tight selection of excellent packages installed by default, every other package you can imagine available from the network, and professional technical support from Canonical Ltd.