Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) reaches End of Life on July 28 2016

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Thu Jul 7 16:45:31 UTC 2016

On 07/07/2016, Adam Conrad <adconrad at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> Ubuntu announced its 15.10 (Wily Werewolf) release almost 9 months
> ago, on October 22, 2015.  As a non-LTS release, 15.10 has a 9-month
> month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing
> its end and Ubuntu 15.10 will reach end of life on Thursday, July
> 28th.  At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include
> information or updated packages for Ubuntu 15.10.
> The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 15.10 is via Ubuntu 16.04.
> Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/XenialUpgrades


I am currently using, on different systems, with different hardware
combinations, UbuntuMATE 15.10.

With what is at
and at
in terms of
Known issues
As is to be expected, with any release, there are some significant
known bugs that users may run into with this release of Ubuntu 16.04.
(from the first of those two URL's)
my question is thus;
is it safe to upgrade from 15.10 to 16.04?

Insofar as I am aware, UbuntuMATE does not have its own support
mailing list, so I believe that I must ask the question, on this
mailing list.

Thank you in anticipation.


Bret Busby
West Australia


"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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