Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

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

share|improve this question

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

share|improve this answer

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

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

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.