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I want to install Kubuntu on my laptop instead of Ubuntu, but the problem is its support ends soon and I'm new to this environment, so I don't know what to do when the support ends.

Do we get an update or do we need to clean install the newer version?

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    That is up to you to decide. I arranged my system such that / and /home do not contain content so I re-install every 6 months and re-attach my data partition. Feel free to do in differently :) – Rinzwind May 3 at 13:30
  • If you're talking about 14.04 the support already ended. Regardless of the flavor please install a supported release. Any LTS release is supported for 5 years (all the others have 9 months only). The newest LTS - 18.04 - has support until 2023. And yes, and release can be upgraded on-line. – GabrielaGarcia May 3 at 13:31
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    If you want to install Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu, do it, but go with a supported release. You don't have to port anything. I'd install Kubuntu 18.04 and upgrade when the new LTS is released in April 2020. – mikewhatever May 3 at 16:55
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If you're talking about 14.04 the support already ended. Regardless of the flavor please install a supported release. Any LTS release is supported for 5 years (all the others have 9 months only). The newest LTS - 18.04 - has support until 2023.

And yes, any release can be upgraded on-line.

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    The support for some flavours is less than 5 years. Kubuntu 16.04 is also EOL now. – danzel May 3 at 16:01

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