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As Ubuntu 14.04 is going to end for 32bit, should I install Ubuntu MATE over 14.04 using code sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop in the terminal OR first remove Ubuntu 14.04 and fresh install Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 LTS (Bionic) using its ISO image? Please suggest which way would be better as need to have a secure environment going ahead on my 32 bit Dell Inspiron which is working fine till date with dual boot.

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    What do you mean by "As Ubuntu 14.04 is going to end for 32bit". Ubuntu & MATE still support 32bit, and 32-bit x86 ISO's were produced up to 18.04 LTS. Ubuntu-MATE 16.04 LTS reaches EOL 25-Apr-2019 as does Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (flavors for 14.04 reached EOL some time ago as only 'main' Ubuntu + Kylin 14.04 + Edubuntu 14.04 had 5 years of support, other flavors having only 3 years. Yes I would suggest 18.04 LTS as it's still supported; and a re-install from ISO (even something-else without format) would be quicker than 2x do-release-upgrade jumps (14.04 -> 16.04 -> 18.04) – guiverc Apr 24 at 3:45

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