I'd like some clarification regarding the length of time an install from a mini-iso is supported for.
Here's the story:
In order to revive an ancient Compaq TC1000 tablet I did an install from the non-PAE 12.04 mini-iso, added a window manager, panel & a few other bits & pieces.
I'd like to know if this installation will receive 5 years' support, 3 years, or just 18 months. (Some of the chaps on IRC tell me I'd get 5 years, which is awesome if correct).
An interesting (IMO) additional question then is:
If I had installed a *buntu DE, Lubuntu or Xubuntu, for example, using the lubuntu/xubuntu-desktop meta packages from the repos what effect does that have on the support time period?
Would the L/Xubuntu specific packages become obsolete & cause a problem?
What happens if one installs the vanilla LXDE or XFE DE rather than a *buntu DE?
What happens if one just installs a WM as opposed to a full *buntu DE?
Would the answers to these questions also apply to the regular (PAE) mini-iso?
Sorry if this seems trivial to some, but I feel it to be a source of confusion & clarification would be much appreciated.