I am using Lubuntu 11.10 . I have the following queries :-
1)Now this version is supported till April 2013 . So is it 1 April or 30 April ?
2)And since it is only 1.5 months till next release , should I wait for 13.04 ?
3)Further I had a query regarding upgrades. I have got virtualbox running Windows XP , Dropbox , Java runtime , vlc media player , flash player. Will these software become non functional if I upgrade ? And what about the data , I mean even if software goes , it would be great if data remains intact (I will make a backup in any case).
4)Also since I dont have guaranteed internet connectivity , I plan to make a Live USB by downloading the iso file.
As far as I recollect when booted , the live USB gives option of upgrading present version. Will it have same effect if upgraded from within the OS using internet ?