Hi :) I'm comfortable with Xubuntu 12.04 because I have an older computer, but I was reading about the LTS support:

I want a 5 years support, then my question is: Will be those 3 years support just for XFCE packages or for all packages? I want ask: After 3 years, will Xubuntu have updates for packages as Firefox, LibreOffice, kernel...?

If the answer is no (I suppose it), I could change the 'apt' repositories, from 'xubuntu' to 'ubuntu'. How do you see this solution?

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The core aspects of Ubuntu get full support for the full period. That includes kernels, pre-installed applications. You should be fine with Firefox updates. It's the XFCE stuff that will start to lag behind.

The repositories for Xubuntu and Ubuntu are the same — it's just a different selection of packages. If you want full Xubuntu support indefinitely you either need to upgrade in a timely manner or maintain (or pay somebody else to maintain) all the packages you need indefinitely.

  • Thanks Oli! Then, in 4 years from now, will I have updates for all the system, except XFCE components? :)
    – Costales
    Aug 24, 2012 at 10:35
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    Yes, you definitely will.
    – green
    Aug 24, 2012 at 10:44

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