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Thread: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

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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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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    Could be worse - Lubuntu is only supported for 18 months. The variants apparently are at liberty to set their own support schedules, since they are not paid by Canonical.

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    Re: Xubuntu 12.04 LTS - Support for how long?

    14.04 LTS comes in April 2014 so you will have full year (12 months) to upgrade from 12.04 LTS to 14.04 LTS. And you'll definitely wil want to upgrade (new kernel,new faster intel drivers, working AMD 6 and 7 series , new nvidia drivers, support for Nvidia Primus (better than Bumblebee).



    Some people still have problems with Thunar taking a long time to start for the first time. This is due to gvfs checking the network, preventing Thunar from starting until gvfs finishes its operations. To change this behaviour, edit /usr/share/gvfs/mounts/network.mount and change AutoMount=true to AutoMount=false.

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