Mint, the version I have installed, you don't lose the option to keep using your distribution as soon as the distributor stops releasing updates..
--so you will have plenty of time to decide, I would say at least 1 year or longer..
I also looked at the link you gave, and unlike a review or discussion about Orphan OS or Linux distributions that disappear, there is nothing there discussing that problem..
In fact many people are able to scratch their nostalgia itch by maintaining some access to an OS they appreciated or like in some way in their past
--for example, there are still many commodore or Atari or Amiga fans around, who can run their favorite OS in an emulator
--or if you used Mainframes or minis, you might like to use a PDP emulator or an MVS emulator (Hercules), all of which will give you the native look and fell and operation of those systems
For example, I was a big fan of BEOS, and have been watching Haiku recently, even though it is not quite ready (missing a package manager and software valet, a very nice one button install manager, wireless and a few other issues..), it does install and run
I also like MVS, in fact I would say that the Micro revolution has now adopted many of the mainframe characteristics of structured environments and some planning, although how close to the rigor of the mainframe process they have gotten, I am not so sure..
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on Tue May 22, 2012 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.