I was just reading that most Ubuntu versions other then the LTS come with 18 months of support.
I was just wondering why Cannonical decided to go with 9 months of support for Ubuntu 13.04?
Canonical has just pulled the plug on Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) and the support period for this version of Ubuntu has officially ended. Before Canonical decided to shorten the support period to nine months, all the intermediary Ubuntu distributions (non-LTS) benefited from an 18 months of support. The users might notice an interesting fact.
Canonical is preparing to pull the plug on Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander), the operating system that was launched only nine months ago. Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) was released on October 17, 2013 and the developers from Canonical have announced right from the start that they intend to only provide support for nine months.
Canonical will have to big announcements in April, one regarding the launch of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and the second one regarding the end of life for Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal).The Ubuntu developers have changed their policy regarding the support period of non-LTS versions of Ubuntu, starting with the 13.04 version.
Been running some sort of linux since 2004, after escaping the drudgery of Windows support as a career choice. Full time Redhat support Engineer now, but wouldn't trade my Debian desktops for anything.