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Old 06-13-2019, 04:22 PM   #16
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Closest I've come to EOL with Linux is Mint 17.3 (EOL is later this year) on a 12 year old laptop. Upgraded to Mint 19.1 Xfce a couple of months ago.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 06:56 PM   #17
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I'm still waiting, but the answer will be one.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 07:50 PM   #18
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I don't think I've ever used a distro till EOL. Somewhere along the line, I usually upgrade to the newer version before the older one hits EOL.

Probably the closest I came to using a distro to EOL was with Slackware v. 10; I stuck with it until v. 12 came out, but I think v. 10 was still supported (I may be wrong). I was new to Linux and without a clue.
 
Old 06-13-2019, 08:53 PM   #19
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none either I get a new system and stop using the old system, or with laptops I tend to be clumsy and eventually drop and break them. I also have a bad habit of reinstalling because either I screw up the system or just want a fresh install
 
Old 06-13-2019, 09:01 PM   #20
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I haven't hit it yet but I know at the moment I cannot upgrade my server from Xenial to Bionic without some problems that I can't sort out. Have tried multiple times, impossible to get help if there is nothing of interest in the logs. A description is subjective and gets no replies. It will go EOL and beyond most likely unless 20.04 solves my issues. I may have no choice.
 
Old 06-14-2019, 04:55 AM   #21
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I kept using CrunchBang Linux for a while, even past its eol. It was the first Linux distro I fell in love with, and was tough to give up.
Likewise.....I eventually found antiX & have been with it ever since.
 
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Old 06-18-2019, 07:28 PM   #22
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How many distros have you used till its eol ?
I suppose I've used many, if by use, you mean boot and maybe do a bit of web surfing. As a daily driver? None.
 
Old 06-19-2019, 01:55 AM   #23
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I suppose I've used many, if by use, you mean boot and maybe do a bit of web surfing. As a daily driver? None.
Kubuntu 6.06 and the last CrunchBang are the two I remember keeping beyond their EOL, but I think there may have been a few others. Like RockDoctor, never with the daily driver.
 
Old 06-19-2019, 02:23 AM   #24
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IMO releases go EOL, distros don't. Although they might die eventually (which could be argued is the same as the End of Life, no?).

But even for releases EOL is not always clearly defined; I've been using debian jessie well into its "oldstable" status (but did dist-upgrade to stretch evtl.) - and soon I'll be faced with the same situation

For my desktop I made a good choice: rolling with a distro that's been rolling for 17 years now. No EOL in sight.
 
Old 06-19-2019, 04:04 AM   #25
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In the 5 years or so that I've been using Linux, just one.

At EOL for Win XP, I promptly dropped it; I could see the writing on the wall, and I'd used it for its entire lifetime, anyway. Release date for 'Trusty Tahr' (14.04 LTS) pretty much coincided with it, and that was what I started with.

I switched to 'Puppy' about 8 months later; Unity's demanding 3D acceleration was too much for this hardware (and alternate DEs weren't much better). Puppies are based on either Ubuntu or Slackware binaries; I straightaway tried Tahrpup, the Puppy 'take' on 'Trusty'.....and loved it.

Although I now run many other Pups in my 'kennels', I still use the most recent version of Tahrpup. It's rock-solid, and extremely stable, and will do anything I ask of it.


Mike.
 
Old 06-19-2019, 07:58 AM   #26
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IMO releases go EOL, distros don't.
Hm. I saw "eol" and assumed that the OP meant "releases" instead of "distros."
 
Old 06-19-2019, 08:28 AM   #27
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zero, if i remember correctly.
 
  


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