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Created by Aravi, 332 days ago, 565 views

As good as I understand, If I Install non LTS ubuntu 17 support will over by jan 2018. I will be out of support till stable release of next LTS18.

I will not like to risk my personal data. So should I install 16 & wait for 18 stable release. Or ubuntu 17 is enough solid and I can trust.

Please advise me and share your experience.
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thsigit328 days ago

I've been installing Ubuntu, and using it on a daily basis, on various machines since 10.04. Recently I exchange my laptop (Intel core i3 2570 with 2GB RAM, multiple boot: Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, OpenSUSE, Debian 8, Fedora 24) with another one (Intel core i5, 4GB RAM, dual boot: Win 7, Win 10). I need to install Linux (any version will be fine) so I choose Ubuntu 17.04 for a simple reason: it doesn't require you to create a swap partition.


As you may aware of, for Ubuntu 16.10 and earlier, during install, it will require you to create a swap partition and if you don't want to do that you can create your own swapfile for this purpose. Ubuntu 17.04 by default saves you the trouble --no need to create swap partition or swapfile, no references whatsoever in /etc/fstab re: swap.


As for (major) upgrades, I see no problems regarding your personal data or software. You can always use "sudo apt update || sudo apt upgrade" for minor upgrades, and "sudo apt update || sudo apt dist-upgrade" for upgrading from 17.04 to 17.10, and from 17.10 to 18.04, and so on. In fact I on the aforementioned laptop I continuously updated from Ubuntu 14.04, to 15.04, and finally to 16.04. I can't just miss the new release every April of the year.


All over the year, the files, the partition, etc still remain intact. It is maybe worth noted that I use a separate partition for /home directory, and a separate /data directory shared between Windows and Linux.

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Aravi328 days ago

Hi @thsigit

Thanks. I know debian based destro are more stable. I will try 17 non lst. As you advise I will keep my file in separate Dir.

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rhett_boyd327 days ago

ubuntu 17 and relax

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