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Linux distro with long term support


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#1 defurman

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 01:56 AM

I am quite happily running Lubuntu 10.10 on one of my desktop computer's and now want to find another Linux distro with long term support for my other computer. Would appreciate any and all suggestions.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:07 AM

http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=2
http://www.pclinuxos.com/?page_id=10
http://www.pclinuxos.com/forum/

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 02:13 AM

Hi,

the LTS releases of Ubuntu get 3 years support for the Desktop edition and 5years support for the server edition (no gui). So if you wish to stay with Ubuntu, you may just want to use the LTS releases instead of upgrading to the latest version each time.

Alternatively you may want to look at Debian-stable, they release a new version of it every two years roughly and support each version roughly 3 years.

I'm not sure about PCLinuxOS.. Without wanting to discredit the post above, but it looks as if PCLinuxOS has the same update-rythm as normal Ubuntu does, namely a new release every half year.

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#4 defurman

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 07:05 AM

As i am already running a variant of Ubuntu called Lubuntu i was looking for another light-weight distro with long term support to go on the other computer.

I have tried out PCLinuxOS quite sometime ago now and i just don't fancy using it again.

Thanks for the input Ramchu and myrti

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 02:08 PM

Have you looked at Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE)which is a rolling distribution based on Debian Testing. It is available in both 32 and 64-bit as a live DVD and features a Gnome and an Xfce edition.

http://www.linuxmint.com/download_lmde.php




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Posted 28 April 2011 - 06:45 AM

I can't be positive, but CentOS may extend for 7 years. I would like to be corrected on this if i am wrong.




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