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Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby cwwgateway on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:15 pm

This is more of a note to people, but Ubuntu 10.10 (and therefore Mint 10) lost support on the 10th (of april). It won't get updates anymore, so it's probably time to move to Linux Mint 11 (which still has gnome 2), Linux Mint 12, Linux Mint 9 LTS (which also has gnome 2), LMDE, or something else.

Edit: Mint might support Mint 10 until the end of april (that's what it says on the download page). This is the first edition that's lost support since I've been using linux in general, so I'm not sure.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby Monsta on Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:45 am

Yeah, my friend's Ubuntu 10.10 informed him about that. Now I'm curious about Mint 10 - does it notify users too, or will they be unaware of that unless they read this thread (and Mint website)? :)
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby nomko on Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:22 am

Correct. Ubuntu 10.10 is no longer supported since 10.10 is a "6-month release" version which is supported for 6 months. This means that every non-LTS version of Mint is also no longer supported. Only LTS versions will be supported for 3 years (desktop) and 5 years (server). Every other version will be supported for 6 months. This is the major flaw of Ubuntu / Mint, the quick succession of releases. As a result, too little time spent developing the product so well there are too many bugs in the final product. Would more time be devoted to developing the right product, then Ubuntu / Mint would be much stable and more reliable.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby Monsta on Thu Apr 12, 2012 4:28 am

nomko wrote:supported for 6 months

Please don't mislead people, it's 18 months, not 6. :D

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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby cwwgateway on Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:02 am

Yeah, Mint 10 was supported from October 10, 2010 to April 10 2010, which is eighteen months. Mint 9 LTS, Mint 11 , and Mint 12 are all still supported. Also, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will be the first LTS that's supported for 5 years on the desktop as well as server.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby AlbertP on Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:26 pm

There hasn't been an official announcement on the Mint blog yet (like we had for 5 & 8 last year), but indeed support for Ubuntu 10.10 has ended. Mint 9 is still supported for another year.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby xenopeek on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:49 am

Thanks! I've notified Clem about this.

For the record, Linux Mint 10 was released on November 12th 2010 (http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1581).
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby AlbertP on Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:42 am

@ Vincent: I have notified Clem as well yesterday. He said people have misunderstood the previous EOL announcements. I suppose he's thinking about writing a better or clearer announcement this time.

After all Mint 10 was a great release.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby hinto on Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:40 am

Unfortunately Mint 12 won't work on my Dual head setup, unless I use XFCE.

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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby xenopeek on Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:30 am

Linux Mint 10's end of support was just announced in the "Latest News" blog post by Clem, here http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=1974.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby cwwgateway on Thu Apr 19, 2012 3:49 pm

That's good. I wonder what was confusing about the old release announcements.
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Re: Mint 10 isn't supported anymore

Postby AlbertP on Thu Apr 19, 2012 4:44 pm

I think some people thought in panic that their Mint would suddenly stop working right (meaning lost documents, etc.)thought
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Mint 10 end of life

Postby fraxinus_63 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 6:27 am

When will updates to Mint 10 Julia cease?
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Re: Mint 10 end of life

Postby xenopeek on Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:11 am

Topics merged by moderator

Linux Mint 10 is no longer supported; any updates you get from the default repositories at Ubuntu or Linux Mint should cease this month. You may still receives updates from any repositories (PPAs for example) that you have added yourself. See above the link the to blog with announcement on this.
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