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Next LTS edition

Postby acithium on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:18 pm

Does anyone know when the next LTS edition is going to be released?
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby khsbenny on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:27 pm

Well with the current release cycles it will be one after Helena if my thinking is right! So Linux Mint 9.
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby choupique on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:33 pm

Does anyone know when the next LTS edition is going to be released?


Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" is scheduled to be released at the end of April 2010.
If we go by the past, Mint 9 LTS will be released, when it's ready sometime after the release of Lucid.
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby acithium on Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:35 pm

So would it be better to keep running linux mint 7 until then, or go ahead and switch to the LTS now and wait until the new one is released?
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby emorrp1 on Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:45 pm

If you're already running Gloria, keep with it until the new LTS if you don't want to use Helena. For other computers you could choose either the existing LTS in the meantime, or just wait for Helena in a few weeks.
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby exploder on Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:48 pm

So would it be better to keep running linux mint 7 until then, or go ahead and switch to the LTS now and wait until the new one is released?


If Mint 7 is running alright on your hardware then stick with it until Mint 8. Mint 7 is a lot faster than the current LTS and the applications are more up to date.
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby dawgdoc on Wed Oct 21, 2009 4:50 pm

+1 exploder

Gloria is going to be supported until 6 months after the next LTS is released. I would definitely stick with it if you are already running it.
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Re: Next LTS edition

Postby Colonel Schell on Tue Nov 03, 2009 5:05 pm

Yup.

I've tried the LTS's in all their versions, and I still am using the Main Edition of Gloria as my main OS. Gloria is much faster than Elissa, even compared to the lighter Xfce edition.

When Helena, or Mint 8, is released, you might dip your toe in by downloading or purchasing a CD and running it live, that is, by just restarting your computer with the CD in the drive. It will boot up in Helena without any change to your system, albeit much slower than it would be had it been installed. You probably know this, but there may be someone else reading who will be helped by this. It might tempt you to take a chance on it, or it may just satisfy your curiosity just to see it.

But I still feel you can't go wrong by sticking with Gloria. :mrgreen:
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