End of Life Software

Eventually all software stops being supported by it’s manufacturer, once that happens and bugs or security flaws cease to be fixed. Once it is no longer supported any malicious agents who discover a flaw may be able to gain access to your data and systems. For this reason it is important to ensure you are using a current version of your software so that patches are available. This ensures your software is secure.

Often the writers of the software will provide updates and bug fixes for a number of years after they have stopped selling the software, sometimes these updates will add additional functionality to the software. After these updates have stopped, there may still be bug and security updates for a while afterwards.

Below is a list of some of the more popular software packages and the dates when support finishes. (all dates are in ISO format)

WINDOWS

Software

Full Updates

Maintenance

Windows 7

2015-01-13

2020-01-14

Windows 8.1

2018-01-09

2023-01-10

Windows 2008 R2

2015-01-13

2020-01-14

Windows 2012

2018-10-09

2023-10-10

Windows 2012 R2

2018-10-09

2023-10-10

Windows 2016

2022-01-11

2027-01-11

Windows 2019

2024-09-04

2029-09-01

Software

Full Updates

Maintenance

Office 2010

2015-10-13

2020-10-13

Office 2013

2017-04-10

2023-04-11

Office 2016

2020-10-13

2025-10-14

Office 2019

2023-10-10

2025-10-14


LINUX

Software Full Updates Maintenance
Centos 6/RHEL 6 2017-04-10 2020-06-30
Centos 7/RHEL 7 2020-06-30 2024-06-30
Centos 8/RHEL8 2024-05-30* 2029-05-30*
SoftwareFull UpdatesMaintenance
Ubuntu 20.042025-04-40TBA
Ubuntu 18.04.42023-04-302028-04-40
Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS2021-04-302024-04-40

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