[ubuntu-studio-devel] i386 EOL plans for Ubuntu Studio?

Len Ovens len at ovenwerks.net
Fri Jul 22 16:21:46 UTC 2016

On Fri, 22 Jul 2016, Jonathan Aquilina wrote:

> The below is an interesting thought and I apologize for barging in but I am a
> lurker on the list more than anything, but what will happen if main line kernel
> removes support for particular hardware features either way you still to an
> extent be forced to upgrade or stagnate with that version of Ubuntu studio and
> those package which once no longer supported could cause issues in the form of
> security vulnerabilities.

There is a difference between the mainline kernel and the kernel that 
comes with Ubuntu. Sometimes from looking at the Ubuntu kernel it appears 
support for some hardware vanishes, but it is found that building a kernel 
with the right config still allows that hardware to be used.

For many artistic endevours a network connection is not required. I might 
also suggest that some of the newer hardware has built in security 
vulnerabilities that no OS upgrade will be able to fix. In fact the 
32bit/64bit line might be a good place to divide secure hw from insecure 
hw. So it may be safer to have a 32bit machine connected to the net with 
old sw than a 64bit machine connected to the net with the very latest sw.

Go figure...

Len Ovens

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