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Old 12-16-2013, 05:46 AM   #1
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How long can I use a particular version of Linux Mint?


Recently I downloaded Linux Mint 15 Mate and while browsing in the internet, I came to know that Linux Mint 15 is supported only till January 2014. What exactly does that mean? What happens after that?
 
Old 12-16-2013, 05:53 AM   #2
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You will not get patches, updates and fixes any more.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 06:02 AM   #3
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Can we use it, or even install it again after that period?
 
Old 12-16-2013, 06:09 AM   #4
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Sure, it will work and probably you can install it as you wish, but you will not get support (for example if it will fail because of an unknown - new type of - hardware).
Also you will not be able to update/upgrade or patch your system any more, and you cannot apply (security) fixes.
So you can use it, but (strongly) suggested to upgrade and do not take the risk.
 
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Old 12-16-2013, 09:05 AM   #5
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Linux Mint 13 is the current long term support release and will have support until April, 2017. See the site below:

http://www.linuxmint.com/oldreleases.php
 
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