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SCS Computing Support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Desktops

SCS Computing Facilities announces the addition of Linux support for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for 64 bit desktops.


Following the vendor's support cycle, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be supported on SCS desktops until April, 2021.

HOW TO REQUEST Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:

If you would like to have your desktop installed with or upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, please complete the Search/Update/Remove equipment request form at

Please note that Ubuntu's "dist-upgrade" mechanism is not a supported method for upgrading an existing SCS Computing-supported 14.04 desktop to 16.04.)


Ubunntu 16.04 LTS is supported on all recommended desktop PC hardware (

For more information on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS in SCS, please see the Help Pages at or contact the SCS Help Desk at x8-4231 or send mail to if you have any questions.

Thank you for your attention,

SCS Help Desk