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 Post subject: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:50 pm 
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I just read an excellent article on lxer.com regarding Peppermint being used in Africa. After reading the article I decided to give Peppermint 4 a try so I installed it on two computers. After reading a review of Peppermint 4 it was mentioned that Peppermint 4 is based on Ubuntu 13.04 which I believe is no longer supported.

Can someone please clarify me on this? Thanks so much!! Really appreciate it. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 4:59 pm 
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The 13.04 repositories will receive no new updates, but they will remain active.
(so you can still install packages from them)

Peppermint will continue to function until (and beyond) Peppermint 5 is released.

So it depends on your definition of "obsolete" .. we continue to support it until Peppermint 5 is released, but there will be no new software added to the repositories.

That doesn't however mean it won't continue to work perfectly well :)

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:21 pm 
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Thanks for getting back to me! I'm more concerned with the security updates that are released on a regular basis. Because 13.04 is no longer supported, does this mean that I will no longer get the security updates?

Should I do a distribution upgrade to 13.10 or is this opening up a can of worms? I really like using Peppermint. It's so light and fast.

Thanks again.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 5:55 pm 
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Dist upgrading to 13.10 is HIGHLY likely to break Peppermint.

Remember, this is Linux not Windows .. the chances of someone discovering and exploiting a security flaw before Peppermint 5 is released in pretty much ZERO.

There are still people running Ubuntu 8.04 on webservers without issue.
(now whilst I probably wouldn't advise that on a webserver .. I'd be more than happy to run 8.04 on a desktop that's behind a NAT router)

Seriously, you'd have to be the world most unlucky person to have any problems ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:26 pm 
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Thanks again. I still have some old CD's with distros from 2006-7 that still work. Pretty amazing. Am I ever glad I discovered linux a couple of years ago. I don't spend much time on my iMac anymore. So many more options in Linux.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:47 am 
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PCNetSpec wrote:
I'd be more than happy to run 8.04 on a desktop that's behind a NAT router [...]

True!

I ran an ancient (personal) Slack server, for years, behind NAT. It was constantly under attack, by bots, but none ever made it through the maze. Power outage finally turned the HDD read-only, and I retired it.

Also, I might mention, I'm running Ubu 10.10 as a fallback, which was orphaned quite some time ago. Doesn't concern me in the least... ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:19 am 
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IMHO you're more secure running ANY version of Linux (end of life or not) with no security measures than running Win7/8 with fully updated AV and anti-malware.

On a webserver - it's probably not advisable to run any critical web facing services on a dead distro, but I'd still feel safer than running a Windows webserver :)

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 Post subject: Re: Re: Is Peppermint 4 obsolete?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:57 am 
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rmcellig wrote:
I just read an excellent article on lxer.com regarding Peppermint being used in Africa.


I am in South Africa and have been using Peppermint since Ice. Have managed to introduce a few people to it and they were happy.

Peppermint runs better on lower hardware and lots of people can't afford to upgrade their current systems.


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