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Which recognized flavors of Ubuntu have been granted the LTS status for 14.04?

The recognized flavors of Ubuntu as of 14.04 release are: Edubuntu - Ubuntu for Education Ubuntu GNOME - Ubuntu with a pure GNOME desktop Kubuntu - Ubuntu with the KDE desktop environment Kubuntu ...
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Is there such a thing as the “go live” for LTS pre-release builds of Ubuntu? [duplicate]

For certain pre-release builds of software products it is guaranteed that they can be used already in production - and more importantly can be upgraded to the final version. Is there such a thing for ...
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Where can I find a complete list of all Ubuntu releases and life terms? [duplicate]

I am running Lubuntu and it does not have LTS releases, so I want to know if my version is EOL or not and what versions are. I know of the Releases page on the wiki, but that only covers Ubuntu, not ...
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How do I upgrade from 12.04 to 12.04.3?

I have so many bugs in my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS that I have lost count and the energy to fix them. The system won't upgrade properly or even update packages any more. When I log in I get a black screen ...
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1answer
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The process of updating a “Normal Release”?

I was amazed to see 13.04 "just work" when it came to getting my wireless internet up and running. Not sure if it was the firmware or the drivers or just having a very up-to-date linux kernel... but ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 or latest? [duplicate]

Which is better to install on my laptop, and why? 12.04 will receive long term support, but is it missing any functionality when compared to the latest version? Will the latest version be less ...
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2answers
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What decides an ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?

I was wondering which factors decide an Ubuntu version to be LTS or non-LTS?
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Quantal backported kernel in 12.04.2? What's going on there?

I'm sure that I'm not the first and/or only one to notice that 12.04.2, released earlier this year, installs by default a backported 3.5 kernel from the Quantal (12.10) release. I'm surprised to see ...
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Which version of Debian are Ubuntu LTS releases based on?

This answer says: The base of the operating system, Debian, comes in three versions: Stable, Testing and Unstable. Normally, Ubuntu is based on Testing; the LTS releases are based on Stable. ...
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Is it possible to skip an LTS upgrade?

If you want to upgrade from 10.10 to 12.04, then you'll need to follow the upgrade path; 10.10 > 11.04 > 11.10 > 12.04. However, with LTS versions, you can upgrade directly, so that you can upgrade ...
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What are point releases in LTS versions?

There are so called "point releases" for LTS versions of Ubuntu. 10.04.3 for instance. What are those "point releases" releases?
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Pros and Cons of LTS Vs. Normal Release [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between a Long Term Support Release and a Normal Release? I installed Ubuntu 10.04 (LTS) today. At the moment, I do not wish to upgrade to ...
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Software versions of LTS and non-LTS releases synced from Debian

I read that LTS releases are based on Debian testing while non-LTS releases are based on Debian unstable. Given the long release cycle of Debian, is it possible for some software to be of a more ...