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    Lubuntu support ending in January

    I did not realise that lubuntu 19 that I donloaded, was not a LTS. It was a new install and I do not have any earlier versions on my computer

    In January 2020, should I keep using it, I do like it, or is it possible to load an earlier version or do I have to do a new install?

    I would like to keep all my files etc though.

    Will my version 19, be updated anytime after January?

    thanks

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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    Please post the output of
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    lsb_release -a
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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    alan@alan-pc:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 19.10
    Release: 19.10
    Codename: eoan
    alan@alan-pc:~$

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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    In Ubuntu short term support means nine months.

    You have 19.10 installed. Nine months added to 19.10 gives 20.07.

    That is, your system is supported through july, at which time you can do a fresh install of 20.04.

    People using 19.04 should install 19.10 in january.
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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    thank you very much

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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    You're welcome. Please mark the thread solved.
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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    You don't need to re-install to release-upgrade from your 19.10 release, to Lubuntu 20.04.

    You can use the command `do-release-upgrade` and your release will bump itself to the next release, there are other commands to for example `do-release-upgrade -d -m desktop -f DistUpgradeViewKDE` will provide a more GUI pretty display instead of the pure text interface with `do-release-upgrade`.

    My current box (now on 20.04) was a 17.10 install, and I've bumped myself to the next release every six months.
    LTS releases can bump to the next release, or straight to the next LTS release, long-term-support releases come out in April of even years, so none this year. (and FYI it's 19.04 that is soon EOL, not 19.10)

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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    when will 20.04 be available to upload

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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    Quote Originally Posted by zalanz View Post
    when will 20.04 be available to upload
    It will be released in April 2020; the clue's in the name. It's available for testing now, but obviously there will be a lot of changes between now and then: the kernel that will be used hasn't been officially released yet, for example.
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    Re: Lubuntu support ending in January

    Incidentally, Lubuntu 20.04 LTS is a long-term support release so, once you get to 20.04 LTS, you won't need to worry about upgrading once a year in future. You can upgrade to the next LTS release when the time comes, leapfrogging all the interim releases in between.

    PS: Not a bad idea to wait until June or July to upgrade to 20.04 LTS. Sometimes a spanking new release has a few lingering bugs and by July, hopefully most of them will be ironed out. Good luck.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; December 23rd, 2019 at 07:46 AM.

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