>> 8.04 should be supported till 2013 and I’m happy with it. Have I
>> answered my
>> own question or is there a good reason to upgrade??
>> If you have all the features you need and things are working, if it
> ain't broke, don't (try to) fix it :) You'll still get security updates
> until 2013 as you said yourself.
>> If however you want to upgrade some of the software packages, access
> new features or avail of some new packages that are not available for
> 8.04, then go for it. I've found 10.04 on servers reasonably
> trouble-free and the HEAnet standard build is now based on 10.04.
If you upgrade, you'll probably hit a few issues - eg, where a package
has had a major overhaul, and an old config-file for it needs some
tweaks. But then, if/when you jump from 10.04 to the next LTS (eg,
12.04?), and you hit a few similar issues again, at least you'll have
resolved the 8.04-->10.04 items.
If you skip 10.04, the effort to jump from 8.04 to 12.04 may be more
than just the sum of 8.04-->10.04 and 10.04-->12.04. Of course, there's
a small possibility that the effort will be less than the sum, but I
ain't betting on that!
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