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    Ubuntu 8.04 - can desktop use server updates after 12th May?

    I have some PCs still on Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop including one that's remote - I realise that desktop updates will be stopped from May 12th, but will the Server packages still be available to Desktop installations for the next 2 years? I believe that APT doesn't know the difference anyway.

    I had a look at the announcement but it doesn't cover this question: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/04/11/ub...n-may-12-2011/

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 - can desktop use server updates after 12th May?

    from hardy release:

    About Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS
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    This is the fourth maintenance release of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, which
    continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes
    until April 2011 on desktops and April 2013 on servers.

    So as i understand you might switch desktops to lucid to get updates

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04 - can desktop use server updates after 12th May?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cato2 View Post
    I have some PCs still on Ubuntu 8.04 Desktop including one that's remote - I realise that desktop updates will be stopped from May 12th, but will the Server packages still be available to Desktop installations for the next 2 years? I believe that APT doesn't know the difference anyway.

    I had a look at the announcement but it doesn't cover this question: http://ubuntu-news.org/2011/04/11/ub...n-may-12-2011/
    Interesting question. I don't know the answer. You could wait and see, or you could install 6.06 LTS Desktop version (http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/6.06.1/) on a test (virtual) machine, and see if it gets updates from the server repository (supported til 2011-06).

    BTW: AFAIK Ubuntu server has no GUI, so that would mean you won't get updates in Firefox, X server, etc.
    Furthermoe: I don't know if a server has the same kernel vesion as desktop version.

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