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    Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    The xubuntu help and support page states
    Below you’ll find a plethora of resources that will make getting help and resolving issues a snap. Getting help with Xubuntu is easy! The currently supported Xubuntu releases are:

    Precise Pangolin 12.04 LTS, until April 2015
    It is my understanding that starting with 12.04 the Ubuntu support duration is 5 years on both server and desktop. Is this not true of the Ubuntu variants?

    I am considering Xubuntu as an alternative to Unity but I would like to have a longer support timeline. Can anyone clarify this for me?

    TIA,

    Ken

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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    As far as I understand all derivatives will be supported for 5 years.

    I have xubuntu on one of my machines
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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    Only 3 years for Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04-release/
    Why they have chosed to ignore the Ubuntu LTS schedule is a mystery to me.

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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    Only 3 years for Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04-release/
    Why they have chosed to ignore the Ubuntu LTS schedule is a mystery to me.
    Sorry to hear that. but it's still a good one
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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    Well this sucks. I guess I will go with CentOS 6.2 after all. It is supported until 2020.

    Ken

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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    Here's what it says on the xubuntu down load page:

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    The 12.04 release, codenamed Precise Pangolin, is a Long Term Support release, which means it has support for 3 years. To learn more about the release, please refer to the release announcement, which has links to complete release notes as well as highlights of the improvements in the release.
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