Ubuntu 11.10, 10.04 Desktop and 8.04 Server reach end of life

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  1. ronjor

    ronjor Global Moderator

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    http://www.h-online.com/security/ne...nd-8-04-Server-reach-end-of-life-1859806.html
     
  2. Trespasser

    Trespasser Registered Member

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    Yes, it's a sad day indeed. I still have three PCs running Lucid. They run quite well for older computers and Lucid fits them to a "T", though I hardly ever use them. They tend to get very sluggish on the newer versions (like Precise) so I'll continue to use Lucid until it becomes obvious that I need to upgrade. I might look into switching to the server version which has two more years of support yet to go.

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    @Trespasser - Why not use Xubuntu or Lubuntu? You get the same Ubuntu base but with a much lighter environment. You could also consider using a standalone window manager.
     
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    Trespasser Registered Member

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    Xubuntu is an option. You can do quite a lot with it, and it still has the non-pae kernel available, at least in Precise, for my non-pae laptop. Lubuntu, on the other hand, uses PCManFM which doesn't auto-open inserted USB drives (that's a must have).

    Thanks for the reply, WSFuser. :).

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