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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:45 AM

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on an old XP computer (dual boot) figuring I was good until 2017. It's a Emachines T3065 with a AMD Athon XP 3000+. So I was doing updates and noticed "New Hardware Support" in addition to the normal security updates.

 

Clicked it and this came up.

 

Your current Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) is going out of support on 08/07/2014. After this date security updates for critical parts (kernel and graphics stack) of your system will no longer be available. For more information, please see: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/1204_HWE_EOL

 

I have three options at least.

You have three options: Install 12.04.5 HWE (Trusty kernel/graphics)

Upgrade to 14.04 LTS

Fresh install of 14.04 LTS

 

I hope the computer doesn't choke on 14.04

 

Edit: So I decided to go with the first option and am good till 2017 :-)


Edited by JohnC_21, 17 July 2014 - 12:19 PM.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:34 PM

 

I hope the computer doesn't choke on 14.04

It wont, And you can always add a light DE to it like LXDE.



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Posted 20 July 2014 - 08:03 AM

 

It wont, And you can always add a light DE to it like LXDE.

 

 

I'm going to have to +1 that LXDE - it made me turn the corner on my Mint MATE install.

 

It's light, fast and has lots of cool customizable tweaks.


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Posted 20 July 2014 - 06:17 PM

Add compiz to it. And you can have cool effects like wobbly windows etc.  Its in your software manager.

 

Compiz Fusion: A Quick Demonstration - YouTube

 

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