Julia VS isadora support?

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hoshi411
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Julia VS isadora support?

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Why is Linux mint 10 only supported until April of 2012 while an older version Linux mint 9 is to be supported until 2013? Shouldn't the newer version get longer support?

I'm referring to this page
http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php

This is really confusing to me since I'm looking to try out Linux mint for the first time and don't know which version to go with let alone whether I should go with debian or gnome or kde etc...?!
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Re: Julia VS isadora support?

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No, every couple of releases is what's known as a "LTS", or long term support release - this occurs every 2 years.
This way one can remain with a stable system for a longer period of time, or just keep going with the newer releases.

The last Linux Mint LTS, was Linux Mint 5 Elyssa.
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Re: Julia VS isadora support?

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From 5 on, each 4th version (every 2 years) is an LTS, Long Time Support, version. LTS versions have 3 years of support while normal versions have 1,5 years.

Mint 5 is going to be 'EOL'd' (End of Life) when April is over. People have had a year to switch to 9.
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Re: Julia VS isadora support?

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What I'm hearing is that Linux mint 10 is actualy 9.25 then mint 11 will be 9.5 until Linux mint 15 comes out which will actually be a significant upgrade.

Have I understood correctly?
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Re: Julia VS isadora support?

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No, you haven't understood this right.

The LTS releases are 5 and 9 (the 4th release after 5). 13 (the 4th release after 9, released in 2012) will also be LTS.
All the other releases aren't LTS, only 8 and 10 are still supported because the others have reached end of life after 1,5 years.

We haven't had any more releases with a minor version number (behind the dot) for years here, 9.25 and 9.50 don't exist.
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