How long will updates for Mint 7 be available?

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How long will updates for Mint 7 be available?

Post by gitsum » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:02 am

I have been using Mint 7 for awhile now, and I have realized that I am totally dependent on it. I tried 8, but found it a little buggy and not as smooth or convenient as 7. I dual boot with WinXP which I have totally stripped down, no browser, burning software, java, adobe, anti-virus, media player or anything else but Direct X and a good video driver. I only boot to XP to play games, never use it for any other reason.

My question is how long can I continue to download updates for Mint 7? Before support is dropped, will I be able to download an ISO that contains all of the updates so far? Because Mint 7 is working so perfect for me I could keep using it for a couple of years longer or more, no worries.

The only other operating system that even comes close for me is PClinux2009 based on Mandrake, but Mint 7 is still my favorite.

By the way I installed Chrome beta a few days ago and the speed is absolutely astounding, everything appears to be working smoothly so far.

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Re: How long will updates for Mint 7 be available?

Post by viking777 » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:24 am

Fujitsu Lifebook AH532. Intel i5 processor, 6Gb ram, Intel HD3000 graphics, Intel Audio/wifi. Realtek RTL8111/8168B Ethernet.Lubuntu 13.10,Ubuntu12.10 (Unity), Mint16 (Cinnamon), Manjaro (Xfce).

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Re: How long will updates for Mint 7 be available?

Post by Aging Technogeek » Wed Feb 24, 2010 11:24 am

Mint 7 was released on May 20,2009. It will be supported for 18 months from that date.

I would suggest checking out Mint 9 "Isadora" coming in May (probably) of this year. It will probably fix the problems you had with Mint 8 and will be a long term release supported for three years from the release date.
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