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    Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    Hey guys just a little question I downloaded and put Ubuntu 8.04.4 on flash drive and thinking on installing it on my drive this was my first distro I installed getting starting would I be okay to use it just throwing it out there

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    That particular release (desktop) went "end of life" on the 12th of May 2011; the server version had 2 extra years of support and went EOL in 2013. That equates to 10 years of no updates/security fixes for that code for the desktop release. Definitely not a good idea to let it anywhere near an internet connection in my opinion being such old and unsupported code.

    If I were to experiment with such an old release I would tend to install it in a virtual machine, eg. virtualbox if possible, with the VM isolated from any internet connectivity through the settings of the VM software. I definitely wouldn't do a bare metal install with such an old release myself.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    Maybe you meant 18.04?

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    If your hardware is newer than Ubuntu 8.04 then Ubuntu may not have drivers for your hardware. This will be a problem especially for the video card. But as an experiment it might be educational to try it.

    I once experimented by installing my first version of Ubuntu (07.04 LTS) and then upgrading to each following LTS version. I think I got as far as 11.04 LTS before the screen graphics got so messed up it was not worth going any further.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    Thanks guys sorry that questionaire I liked that release and they even had the beginning sound when it opened to the desktop like windows I kinda knew the answer but thought with open code maybe

    thanks guys

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    Non-supported OS releases should only be used if your goal is to be hacked or you want to practice cracking in a disconnected network lab environment.
    Today, someone new to Linux should run Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop LTS or one of the officially supported 20.04 versions.

    A basic understanding of Ubuntu LTS releases will go a long way. Follow the numbers.

    LTS release happens April (04) of even years (2018, 2020, 2022, .... ). You get the idea. That means an LTS version is "{even year}.04". For desktops it gets a little complicated since most flavors get 3 yrs of support only, but the core Ubuntu 20.04 Desktop which uses Gnome3 for the DE gets 5 yrs of support. Some programs that we might install could have 0 yrs, 1 yr, 3, yrs or 5 yrs of support. There is a command to get the list of unsupported programs. 20.04 changed the command.

    There are a few *.ubuntu.com websites that explain this in greater detail and each DE release (Lubuntu/Xubuntu/Ubuntu-Mate/Kubuntu/.... ) has their own support policies. Be certain you understand what the flavor you choose has for support and set a reminder in your calendar to update 3 months before support ends .... or July 2022, if you want to move to 22.04 LTS next year. I usually delay my main desktop until late June after the LTS is released. For servers, I tend to delay a year or more.

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    Isn't this why we have Ubuntu MATE? It mimic's 8.04 using the old gnome2. Right?

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    Re: Ubuntu 8.04.4 lts

    You can easily reactivate the login sound https://askubuntu.com/questions/1232...n-ubuntu-20-04

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