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Tue Apr 18 04:49:13 UTC 2017
This requires further investigation but as far as I know it might be safer to stick to the Long Term Support (LTS) releases and go 12.04 > 14.04 > 16.04 and skip the non-LTS releases.
Cheers, Ian Matters
> On 18 Apr 2017, at 2:22 pm, Rodney Peters via linux <linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> 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 incompatible configs.
> 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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