I'll try to be as clear as I can about this, hoping to get clear answers.
I have Ubuntu Studio 15.10, which is not an LTS version, and will only be supported till July 2016.
- Does that mean there will be no updates whatsoever available, by the end of the support period?
- Or does it just mean that Canonical will not update the 15.10, but updates will be available from some backports, or other repositories?
- Is it recommended to update to the 16.04 LTS version, when support (official at least) for 15.10 will cease?
- Will a clean install be required, in the case of upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04, or will there be a direct upgrade path?
Please note, that my questions (and thereby the answers) should not only be intended for Ubuntu Studio, but all the Ubuntu family, Ubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Kubuntu, Edumuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, and others, if I have forgotten some.