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security updates

Post by jknine » Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:45 pm

Hi,
When will security updates stop for mint cinnamon 17.3 and what can i update to 18,?

Thanks jknine :)

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Re: security updates

Post by smurphos » Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:48 am

17.x support ends in April 19 so you can hold fire for a little while yet.

There is an upgrade path from 17.3 to 18.x - https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316
Most users would recommend a fresh install rather than an upgrade as some people have had issues with upgraded machines jumping from 17.x to 18.x.

Mint 19 is intended to be released in May/June 2018 so you might want to wait and do fresh 19 install when it's out - you'll be good for another 5 years then.

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Re: security updates

Post by Pjotr » Wed Jan 24, 2018 5:37 am

smurphos wrote:Mint 19 is intended to be released in May/June 2018 so you might want to wait and do fresh 19 install when it's out - you'll be good for another 5 years then.
My advice as well. :)
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Re: security updates

Post by Petermint » Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:08 pm

You might want to mention the hardware. Some people have problems with the Linux kernel release for older hardware. The kernel problems appear to be on hardware more than 4 years old but not on many types of old hardware.

I recommend LM 18.3 Cinnamon as as a good step forward with worthwhile improvements. You can then start using Timeshift and other improvements. I used a clean install of 18.3 as I had removed a bunch of old applications and it was time for a cleanup. The kernel in 18.3 was the new version I had switched to in an earlier LM to fix a problem.

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