Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 21st Mar 2013 21:13 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Oh no! Automatic updates for Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop stop in April (updates for 10.04 Server continue for two more years). Desktop users need to consider whether they'll upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, which will receive updates for both Desktop and Server through 2017. This handy chart diagrams the situation. You can directly upgrade 10.04 (and 11.10) to 12.04, as explained here. Canonical's policy is that you get at least 18 months of updates for both Desktop and Server, and -- starting with 12.04 LTS -- 5 years of support for both desktop and server for LTS (Long Term Support) editions.
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Ubuntu is nice
by tuaris on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 01:40 UTC
tuaris
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2007-08-05

Nice to know I still have two years to migrate my servers to FreeBSD.

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Timing of interim releases
by jebb on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 06:25 UTC
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2006-07-06

In case you've missed it (I haven't seen a news item on OSnews about it, I think), note that there's a good chance the support time for interim releases will be reduced in the not-so-distant future. See Mark's blog post to that effect ( http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1246 ).

Edited 2013-03-22 06:25 UTC

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RE: Timing of interim releases
by judgen on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 08:38 UTC in reply to "Timing of interim releases"
judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

Even so, i do not think they will shorten allready released LTS (precise) support time as that would be a breech of contract.
But in the next iteration, sure.

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My new strategy is Mint
by benali72 on Fri 22nd Mar 2013 17:09 UTC
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2008-05-03

I've been an Ubuntu user since 2006, but I'm fed up with Unity and the other changes that Canonical makes to Ubuntu without user testing. So I'm going to Mint.

Mint 13 is based on Ubuntu 12.04, so it's supported until April 2017 (5 year support) for the Desktop as well as Server editions. Plus Mint 13 gives you a choice of Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, and Xfce interfaces.

Goodbye, Ubuntu!

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RE: My new strategy is Mint
by Soulbender on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 04:17 UTC in reply to "My new strategy is Mint"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Plus Mint 13 gives you a choice of Cinnamon, Mate, KDE, and Xfce interfaces.


Because installing those on Ubuntu is impossible...

Goodbye, Ubuntu!


Yeah, switching to a distro based on Ubuntu! That'll show 'em.

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RE: My new strategy is Mint
by ricegf on Sat 23rd Mar 2013 10:15 UTC in reply to "My new strategy is Mint"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

Took you 2 1/2 years to react to Unity? Kinda slow on the trigger there, Tex!

When will Mint ship on smartphones and tablets? Just curious, as I'm trying to hang on with my N900 until I can get a real OS on a mobile device with some semblance of mainstream support. (A real OS comes with xterm and sudo pre-installed, of course... ;-)

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