End Of Life..

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Sun Mar 31 01:23:38 UTC 2013

Hi Phill and amjjawad,

Maybe I worry too much about the security issues after listening to
security gurus and other people at the Ubuntu Forums who push really
hard to make people select current versions of the Ubuntu flavours.

Openbox is part of Kubuntu, and I think Abiword and Gnumeric are part of
Xubuntu, so they should have LTS for at least 3 years.

What's the record of security updates? Does anybody know the percentage
affecting the specific Lubuntu software (LXDE etc)? 1% or 10% of the
total number or total risk? Or much less than 1%?

Is it more important to keep the web browser protected with NoScript and
other add-ons?

I want to discuss these things not because I want to push a particular
opinion, but because I really don't know, and then it is a bad idea to
give advice to others.

Best regards

On 2013-03-30 18:26, Phill Whiteside wrote:
> Hi Nio,
> I am aware of that. It was just my asking if the kernel would still
> receive updates. I know the applications will not.
> regards,
> Phill.
On 2013-03-30 20:07, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> I personally don't see any complication. If truth to be told, this is a
> great and happy news for those users. 
> Please, we all need to understand that we are talking about REALLY old
> machines here and we are in 2013 as of today. Let's look at it from a
> positive point of view. They will still be able to carry on with their
> installation until 2015 as per this: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases
> So, they need to be happy rather than sad ;)
> I hope I explained that well :)
> Thanks!
> On Sat, Mar 30, 2013 at 8:02 PM, Nio Wiklund <nio.wiklund at gmail.com
> <mailto:nio.wiklund at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     There is a complication to continue with Ubuntu 10.04 desktop. Those
>     packages not included in the server edition won't receive any updates
>     (not even security updates) which was also discussed in the
>     following link
>     http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1954702
>     Each user can select to upgrade or stay without security updates, but we
>     can help describing the risks, advantages and disadvantages.

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