Originally Posted by TobiSGD
Depends on how you define limiting. Slackware 12.2 was EOLed on 2013-12-09, so you are already limited to not getting security updates.
Actually, to be completely honest, with 2 hardware firewalls and iptables on each box plus rkhunter run at routine intervals, I don't worry about security updates much on home boxes. This is an ever-changing landscape so maybe one day I will have to increase my security habits at home.
For now though, the limitations are minimal since internally it does all I need it to do. It just becomes increasingly a standalone box because everything is just faster and more powerful on my main box. Whether intranet or usb device, there is just very little need to connect it to the outside world.
Also as phones become more powerful, laptops for me become less useful. I tend to now choose either phone or desktop. I'm nearly at the point where the only reason I keep it is because it would just hurt to toss out a working machine.... that and the nagging notion that the following week I would need