rodneyp at iinet.net.au
Tue Apr 18 04:22:22 UTC 2017
I'm not an Ubuntu user but I am informed that Ubuntu (now, if not
earlier) has a mechanism for upgrading an installed version to the next
release. It would be more or less essential to go incrementally ie
12.04 > 12.10 > 13.04 etc, in order to avoid clashes between
http://mirror.internode.on.net/pub/ubuntu/releases/ does not have all
the intermediate releases, but you might get by.
On 18/04/17 10:05, Bob Edwards via linux wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> Further to Neil's comments, it really depends what you use it for and
> how "connected" it is. The main reason for wanting to run a "supported"
> version of your O/S is to get future security-related updates, of which
> there will likely be many.
> The main security "attack vector" will be the Internet. A secondary
> vector will be copying files etc. from random USB and other media.
> If your machine is behind a (supported) firewall etc. (and has no WiFi
> connections of its own) then it should be fine.
> If it's a server, offering Internet-facing services with encryption
> etc., then you should seriously consider upgrading at least the O/S
> to Ubuntu 14.04 or 16.04.
> If you use it as a desktop for browsing the web etc., again, you should
> Just some thoughts.
> Bob Edwards.
> On 16/04/17 18:12, Neil Pickford via linux wrote:
>> Hello Brian
>> Really depends how paranoid you want to be.
>> I have a Linux 2.2 system still running 24x7 live on the net originally
>> installed in 2000 - Yes that's 17 years almost non stop.
>> It really depends what you are doing with it and how much of a honey pot
>> it is.
>> The ASD security people who write the ISM will advise turning it off
>> immediately, even though they don't do that to their own equipment.
>> On 16/04/2017 12:20 AM, Bryan Kilgallin via linux wrote:
>>> My old PC runs Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS Precise Pangolin, whose end of life
>>> date is April 28, 2017.
>>> How urgently do I need to discontinue using it?
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