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Old 04-21-2016, 07:34 PM   #1
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How do I get Xubuntu 16.04 the short-term (6 month) version?


I have Xubuntu 15.10 (screenshot). I get the upgrades every six month. But this time they are just offering the LTS (other screenshot). How can I get the short-term (6 months) version? Thanks.
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Old 04-21-2016, 07:57 PM   #2
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You can't. Ubuntu and many of it's various derivatives release a LTS version in April of even numbered years and release newer short term support versions every 6 months with support for 9 months. The next short term will be released in October. Not sure what your purpose is?? If your computer is up to date, there isn't any reason to update other than wanting a LTS version. The problem you will have if you don't update is that support for 15.10 is 9 months so it ends in July and you will need to update beore then and it will need to be to 16.04.

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Old 04-21-2016, 11:00 PM   #3
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Hi Gregg...

You would need to wait until 16.10, the next short term version. However, I'm not sure the updater would allow you to skip past 16.04, though.

Regards...
 
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Old 04-22-2016, 06:34 PM   #4
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Hi Gregg, you have no reason not to want to upgrade to the LTS release. The fact that it is LTS does not mean that you cannot upgrade to the next STS release from there later on.

Basically it's a release as any other, except for the fact that it gets longer support., which is why it gets the LTS tag in its name. No downsides whatsoever.
 
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The fact that it is LTS does not mean that you cannot upgrade to the next STS release from there later on.
I'm not sure I'm reading that correctly but support for 15.10 ends in July this year and 16.10 is released October and so there would be a three month gap without updates. Additionally, you can only skip versions with LTS and not short term releases so he would have to update to 16.04 in any case. Explained by one of the moderators at the ubuntuforums, post 6 at the link below.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2303561
 
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Old 04-22-2016, 10:08 PM   #6
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You can't. Ubuntu and many of it's various derivatives release a LTS version in April of even numbered years and release newer short term support versions every 6 months with support for 9 months. The next short term will be released in October. Not sure what your purpose is?? If your computer is up to date, there isn't any reason to update other than wanting a LTS version. The problem you will have if you don't update is that support for 15.10 is 9 months so it ends in July and you will need to update beore then and it will need to be to 16.04.
Thanks yancek. Seemed a little confusing at first (I thought I went from short term release to short term release.) but I get it now.
 
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Hi Gregg...

You would need to wait until 16.10, the next short term version. However, I'm not sure the updater would allow you to skip past 16.04, though.

Regards...
Thanks ardvark. Yeah, I don't want to start skipping stuff.
 
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Hi Gregg, you have no reason not to want to upgrade to the LTS release. The fact that it is LTS does not mean that you cannot upgrade to the next STS release from there later on.

Basically it's a release as any other, except for the fact that it gets longer support., which is why it gets the LTS tag in its name. No downsides whatsoever.
Thanks Joe. Now that I understand, it's kind of nice to have the option to stay with the LTS. Of course I won't have to decide until October so that's good.
 
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I'm not sure I'm reading that correctly but support for 15.10 ends in July this year and 16.10 is released October and so there would be a three month gap without updates. Additionally, you can only skip versions with LTS and not short term releases so he would have to update to 16.04 in any case. Explained by one of the moderators at the ubuntuforums, post 6 at the link below.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2303561
Yep, that #6 post helped. Thanks.
 
Old 04-23-2016, 12:19 AM   #10
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Thanks ardvark. Yeah, I don't want to start skipping stuff.
No problem!

Regards...
 
Old 04-24-2016, 02:15 PM   #11
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I'm not sure I'm reading that correctly but support for 15.10 ends in July this year and 16.10 is released October and so there would be a three month gap without updates. Additionally, you can only skip versions with LTS and not short term releases so he would have to update to 16.04 in any case. Explained by one of the moderators at the ubuntuforums, post 6 at the link below.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2303561
Maybe I expressed myself ambiguously. What I was trying to say is that even if he does upgrade to an LTS (16.04) release that does not stop him from subsequently upgrading to the next STS release (16.10). I might be misinterpreting the original question, but it sounds to me as if Gregg was afraid of having to wait for the next LTS (18.04) for the next upgrade if he upgraded to LTS now.

On a separate note just sticking with LTS releases wouldn't be a bad strategy either, but that's a different discussion.
 
  


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