I'm new to Linux Mint and really enjoy Elyssa on my laptop. However one thing I like about Ubuntu 8.04 is the fact it's an LTS release with support until 2011. Is there such a thing as LTS with Linux Mint? I know that Elyssa us based on Ubuntu 8.04 and uses the same repositories so it's a kind of LTS too....but what about the linux mint repositories? Will these be still available for Elyssa in let's say 2 years?
Could be potentially a problem for me because I prefer sticking to LTS release and avoid upgrading every 6 months. I know it's fast to reinstall linux but my system is heavily tweaked and it takes quite some time to do that all over again after each release.