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You would be safe from viruses and malware, since anti-virus software is 3rd party and you would still be able to update them since the companies that made the software will keep providing you with new virus definitions. But....There are a lot of Linux black-hats out there who would just love to hack into your computer. And because Canonical will no longer ...


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IF you are on 3.13 right now, you will stay on that kernel (possible with minor updates) the only reason you would get a newer kernel, is if you downloaded 14.04.4 or something else. You CAN upgrade it though, see here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/LTSEnablementStack .. But if you don't do anything, you will be fine :)


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You need to remove the old keys left over from before the upgrade. Do: sudo apt-key list Find the offending key (near "virtualbox", after "pub", xxx/KEYHERE) and do: sudo apt-key del KEYHERE Then go to https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads and follow the instructions at "Debian-based Linux distributions"


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My question would be a what is the upside? You cannot upgrade from 15.10 to 16.10 directly. If the upgrade is something you don't want to do because you are afraid of maybe breaking something, the LTS version would be the better option due to its longer support. But as the others wrote, as long as you are careful and don't run services (or even better ...


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No package will typically be updated beyond the major version shipped with the initial release of the distribution. Minor updates may be released provided changes are not significant, and security fixes from newer versions may be back-ported to maintain compatibility. You will find that some packages independently offer newer major versions from their own ...


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I had the same kind of problem. I go in /etc/sources.list then I open the files concerned by the error. I saw that a line was repeated and I just removed one of the duplicated lines. Now I don't have the error anymore.


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Go to the terminal and type: sudo apt-get update Then type: sudo apt-get upgrade If the update is available in Ubuntu, it should install after executing these commands. Hope this helps.


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You can also use Grub Customizer to select the default boot kernel (without having to manually press SHIFT and load GRUB list). http://ubuntuhandbook.org/index.php/2014/04/install-grub-customizer-ubuntu-1404/ General settings --> Default boot .


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This page has several methods for sticking to a specific kernel version https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto The simplest option being to hold it sudo apt-get hold linux-image-3.13



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