View Full Version : Forums Staff recommendations on EOL Ubuntu releases, in particular 10.04 desktop.

June 15th, 2014, 02:14 AM
We recently have had a series of maintenance updates for Ubuntu 10.04 server edition that broke 10.04 desktops. Such situation will likely reoccur as the 10.04 desktop edition has reached End Of Life on May 09 - 2013.

We highly recommend you upgrade to a supported release.
Upgrade to 12.04 : https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PrecisePangolin/ReleaseNotes/UbuntuDesktop#Upgrading_from_Ubuntu_10.04_LTS_to_U buntu_12.04_LTS
Install 14.04 : https://help.ubuntu.com/14.04/installation-guide/index.html

For old computers with lower specifications, you may :

Read this link Old hardware brought back to life (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2130640)
Try Lubuntu or Xubuntu 14.04 LTS (supported until April 2017)
Alternative to Unity on 12.04 LTS : Gnome Classic (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseGnomeClassicTweaks)