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RE: support

Postby Formido » Wed Nov 23, 2011 7:58 pm

Someone on another forum mentioned that Ultimate Edition 2.9 is based on Ubuntu 10.10, and "due to the ubuntu lifecycle will only be supported until Apr 2012". I often wondered just what 'end of life' and 'end of support' means in Linux distros? What sort of problems will this cause?
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Re: RE: support

Postby onosendai58 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:02 pm

Formido wrote:Someone on another forum mentioned that Ultimate Edition 2.9 is based on Ubuntu 10.10, and "due to the ubuntu lifecycle will only be supported until Apr 2012". I often wondered just what 'end of life' and 'end of support' means in Linux distros? What sort of problems will this cause?

Basically, that official support ends. This doesn`t mean you can`t continue using the version for as long as you want. Usually by then the user has updated to the newer version, thus less work maintaining the older. For example some people are still running Hardy Heron, which long ago reached EOL status, and doing so quite happily.
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Re: RE: support

Postby Formido » Thu Dec 01, 2011 8:57 pm

So what all does "official support" entail that makes it so special? Other guy sounded like is was some big hazard to use release no longer supported or "end of life".
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Re: RE: support

Postby onosendai58 » Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:11 pm

Formido wrote:So what all does "official support" entail that makes it so special? Other guy sounded like is was some big hazard to use release no longer supported or "end of life".

Apart from possible security issues regarding outdated software, nothing really. Perhaps a new app won`t run with an older OS. That`s about it.
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Re: RE: support

Postby pch.shot » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:43 am

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I use Windows XP which came out in 2001 and when I have to re-install it I don't even bother to update it! It works fine! If your happy with an operating system stick with it!
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Re: RE: support

Postby Xanayoshi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:38 pm

End of life is more detrimental in terms of apt-get. The repositories will no longer be available and you will have to compile to keep your software updated.
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Re: RE: support

Postby Xanayoshi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:42 pm

pch.shot wrote:
Off-Topic :
I use Windows XP which came out in 2001 and when I have to re-install it I don't even bother to update it! It works fine! If your happy with an operating system stick with it!


Off-Topic :
This isn't exactly true either, if you are using the original XP install you will have to upgrade to do things like get on the internet, this only applies if you have an XP install with service packs ready, for example, sp2, sp3.
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Re: RE: support

Postby Xanayoshi » Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:00 pm

To Translate somewhat,

Long Term Support is relatable to how long you can use Ubuntu Repository Sources
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If these sources are offline, you can no longer apt-get, now you can upgrade the distribution, which will change these sources, but you may have issues if you do not remove any added repositories, and it is usually advised to start with a fresh install.

You will see mention of this because 10.04 and 10.10 were previous to the introduction of Gnome 3/Unity, so when you did a dist-upgrade to 11.04, horrible things happened, most notably the loss of Gnome 2.

You can run without the repository and maintain an older version by compiling from source.

Systems that are not so dependant on running the latest desktops and applications(servers) are not as affected.
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