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borgward
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Upgrade from LTS

Postby borgward » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:36 pm

If one upgrades from Mint XX to Mint XX.1 is the install still LTS, or does one need to upgrade from XX.1 to XX.2 and so on?. My impression is that Mint XX LTS is good to inspiration date if updates are maintained and that upgrading to .2,, .3, etc just adds bells and whistles? Am I correct?

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Re: Upgrade from LTS

Postby MintBean » Tue Jul 04, 2017 4:47 pm

All Mint releases are LTS.
Mint XX.Y is supported until the same date as Mint XX.

It's really up to you whether or not you choose to keep up with point updates. It has no security implications.

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Re: Upgrade from LTS

Postby michael louwe » Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:27 pm

borgward wrote:If one upgrades from Mint XX to Mint XX.1 is the install still LTS, or does one need to upgrade from XX.1 to XX.2 and so on?. My impression is that Mint XX LTS is good to inspiration date if updates are maintained and that upgrading to .2,, .3, etc just adds bells and whistles? Am I correct?

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Eg The July 2017 LM 18.2 has more features, more updated pre-installed apps and better support for newer hardware than the May 2016 LM 18.0.
....... The only drawback is that LM 18.2's default kernel 4.8 is not LTS and LM 18.0 and 18.1's default kernel 4.4 is LTS - supported by Ubuntu's Canonical Inc. So, to be fully LTS-supported until 2021, LM 18.2 should revert to kernel 4.4 and remove kernel 4.8, unless they have newer hardware that requires kernel 4.8 or above, eg Intel Kabylake processors require kernel 4.10 or above.
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Re: Upgrade from LTS

Postby Reorx » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:37 am

MintBean wrote:All Mint releases are LTS.

All current Mint releases are LTS... 8)
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