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  • At this point, I'd say wait a few more weeks and get the next one: Ubuntu 14.04 LTS should be out next month. The LTS versions come out every two years.

    If you're "new to Linux"... I wonder why you're running a 4-year old copy of Ubuntu? If you are using a very old computer and have hardware limitations (especially RAM), you may need to check system requirements on whichever version you decide to install.

    Answered by Atanere
    11 months ago
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  • If you have the resources, you might check into Ubuntu Studio...whatever version...they are up to version 14.01 as of now. Some older code however still works better on 10.04 (including CAELinux as of march 2014)..;which is also a good distro to try if you are into Engineering Math. I have had issues with Studio 12 and above not running WINE (the windows emulater) least not the older 1.1 , 1.2. However Qt Wine 1.4 seems to work. If the
    binaries on Ubuntu 14 are not coo-perating and you have a duak boot with openSuse for can use OSuse's win binaries (wine1.4 64bit) with QtWine1.4. Anyone else out there with better suggestions for him let us know. I use studio as a high end graphics ode compiler and on code that "recommends Ubuntu" for installs. Several scientific
    software programs including some in OpenCL 1.2 have gotten their code workng in Ubuntu 12.1 and higher. Please post your results here...their
    may be other Linuxes that work better openSuse,Mint, Mandriva Yrllow Dog
    but you personal resouree situation (RAM, disk space, chipset, graphics cards etc..) will usually determine you final choices. I finally got Debian 9 to work on an old Mac ppc G5...along with MacOSX...lots of "resource issues" there as well. WW

    Answered by specialsystems
    11 months ago
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  • Yes and no.

    Yes, if you are using the desktop edition because the support for 10.04 ended May last year [1]. No (or maybe not yet), if you are using a server in production mode because there might be applications running on it. The support for server edition is until April 2015. For more information about Long Term Support [2]

    It's always a best practice to upgrade your Linux system, whether from one version to another or regular updates, to keep your applications and your system's security up-to-date.

    And speaking of keeping Ubuntu up-to-date, 14.04 LTS is going to be released in a few weeks. You might want to install it as soon as it is out. For now, I suggest you go from 10.04 to 12.04 LTS. Make sure before you proceed upgrading, you back up all your data. :-)

    Hope this helps.

    [1] Releases - Ubuntu Wiki
    [2] LTS - Ubuntu Wiki

    Answered by jeanaustinr
    11 months ago
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  • Yes, you should. 12.04 has support until 2017, which is a LONG time.

    Answered by archman27
    11 months ago
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  • Yes

    Answered by KenHarris
    11 months ago
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  • I'm using an old computer to test Ubuntu as Operating system. I had a 10.04 version installed and updated to 12.04. Afterwards I have been updating almost daily and installing a lot of apps for testing. No claims at all, except that my USB wireless network is not working but it is a hardware issue (no driver available). My aim is to buy or assemble a Linux machine and I'm using the Ubuntu 12.04 to test how good is the performance of the OS and select what is going to be used in my final computer decision. I read that the 12.04 version will be supported up to 2017, so it sounds like a good base for tests. And I'll test everything up to explosion. :)

    Answered by plesvik
    10 months ago
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