It’s Official: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) Linux OS Reached End of Life

If you’re still using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on your desktop or server systems, it’s time to upgrade to a newer, supported release. You can choose to upgrade to either Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr), which will be supported for two more years, until April 2019, or Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus), supported until April 2021. If you don’t want to upgrade to a newer Ubuntu LTS (Long Term Support) version because of various reasons, Canonical offers a special, paid program for all Ubuntu Advantage customers, called Extended Security Maintenance (ESM), which you can purchase right now for your Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation.