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    10.04 LTS: will it live on?

    Hello everybody,
    I had a revelation!
    after trying out all kinds of "lightweight" or "minimalistic" linux distros, i installed tangostudio, based on ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
    that was mainly because i want to create music with it; however, i find the overall impression very pleasing and am using it as my main installation now!
    it's fast, functional, not too minimalistic. it feels very sturdy.
    also i found out that the 2.6.xxxx kernel does everything i need and seems to work even better than a new kernel on my ~5 year old laptop.

    so,
    the question is:
    iirc, long term support for this ubuntu version will run out this year april?
    what's the scenario after that? will i be able to use this stable, no-nonsense gnome desktop in the future? without losing touch to the present reality?
    can i upgrade somehow to a higher version, again without losing the present setup (plain gnome, 2.6.xxx kernel)?

    for example, i would really like to use gimp 2.8.
    also my browser should be capable of playing all sorts of content (flash....).

    on a related note, there's a few things i appreciate a lot in debian, one being iceweasel & icedove, the compatible equivalents to firefox and thunderbird.
    is it possible to somehow enable debian repositories without losing the integrity of my packet management?
    maybe there's a ppa dedicated to integrating debian-specific apps to ubuntu?
    an internet search gave me this:
    Adding Debian Sid as Package Repository? - Ask Ubuntu
    - which basically says don't do it.
    and this:
    package management - How do I enable the "backports" repository? - Ask Ubuntu
    - which did not help with either iceweasel or gimp.

    thanks for reading, i hope someone takes an interest.

    d.

    ps: no info regarding this on the tangostudio website.
    Last edited by ohnonot; March 12th, 2013 at 09:14 AM.
    please stick to the facts and be kind.
    what else can you do when you don't know each other.
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