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So old versions of Ubuntu are unsupported. What does that mean?

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It means that you won't get security updates and selected high-impact bug fixes any longer.

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You can continue using your Ubuntu, without security updated and bug fixes, as @htorque said.

I would to add that you can also install new software available in the frozen repositories, simply substituting the server you are using in sources.list with the following

http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/

Needless to say, you are strongly advised to upgrade to a newer release of Ubuntu.

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