Operating Systems Lifecycle Chart

Published February 10th, 2008, updated September 2nd, 2014.

This chart shows the lifecycle of major enterprise operating systems. The end of life is marked by the end of official security support. The chart will be updated every now and then.

2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
Windows XP
Oct 25, 2001 – Apr 8, 2014
Solaris 9
May 18, 2002 – Oct 30, 2014
Windows Server 2003
Apr 24, 2003 – Jul 14, 2015
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Oct 23, 2003Jan 30, 2014
Solaris 10
Jan 31, 2005 – Jan 31 2018
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Feb 15, 2005Feb 28, 2015
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 + LTSP
Jul 17, 2006 – Jul 31, 2016
Windows Vista
Nov 6, 2006 – Apr 10, 2017
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
14 Mar, 20072020
Windows Server 2008
Feb 4, 2008Jul 10, 2018
FreeBSD 7
Feb 27, 2008Feb 28, 2013
Ubuntu 8.04LTS (Hardy Heron)
Apr 24, 2008 – Apr 2013
Debian 5.0 (Lenny)
Feb 14, 2009 – Feb 6, 2012 (Next+1yr)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 + LTSP
Mar 24, 2009Mar 31, 2019
Windows Server 2008 R2
Jul 22, 2009Jan 14, 2020
Windows 7
Oct 23rd, 2009Jan 14, 2020
FreeBSD 8
Nov 25, 20092015+
Ubuntu 10.04LTS (Lucid Lynx)
Apr 24, 2010 – Apr 2015
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Nov 10, 20102023
Debian 6 (Squeeze)
Feb 6, 2011 – May 4, 2014 (Next+1yr)
Solaris 11
Nov 8, 20112024
FreeBSD 9
Jan 12, 20122015+
Ubuntu 12.04LTS
Apr 26, 2012 – Apr 2017
Windows Server 2012 / Windows 8
Sep 4, 2012Jan 10, 2023
Debian 7 (Wheezy)
May 4, 2013 – 2016 (Next+1yr)
FreeBSD 10
Jan, 20142016+
Ubuntu 14.04LTS
Apr 2014 – Apr 2019
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Jun 10, 20142027
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 + LTSP
Q4 20142024
Debian 8 (Jessie)
2015 – 2018 (Next+1yr)
2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 2024
  • Cerisinc

    Very nice and original !

  • Jérôme Fenal

    Why 2024 for RHEL7?
    IIUC, 10 + 3 years ELS would make 2027…

  • http://cxcv.de/ Benjamin Schweizer

    Yes, it’s 13yrs now.