Ubuntu announced the release of 7.10 almost 18 months ago, on October
18, 2007. As with the earlier releases, Ubuntu committed to ongoing
security and critical fixes for a period of 18 months. The support
period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 7.10 will reach end of life on
Saturday, April 18, 2008. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no
longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 7.10.
The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 7.10 is via Ubuntu 8.04 LTS. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HardyUpgrades.
Note that upgrades to version 8.10 and beyond are only supported in
multiple steps, via an upgrade first to 8.04 LTS, then to 8.10. Both
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and Ubuntu 8.10 continue to be actively supported with
security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. All announcements of
official security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the
ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be
found at https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce.
Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most
highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes,
schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open
Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to
customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.