[conspire] Ubuntu 9.04 (re-sending due to previously accidentally sent to Bcc instead of Cc conspire group)

ilona tecstuf at earthlink.net
Wed Oct 5 01:01:38 PDT 2011

Rick ... thanks for the links and infos with extra explanations ...

appreciate it, ilona

On Oct 5, 2011, at 12:21 AM, Rick Moen wrote:

> Quoting ilona (tecstuf at earthlink.net):
>> Hi Rick, I'm still partial to Ubuntu 9.04 and am looking to download Intel Ubunto 9.04 desktop iso.   I can't find it for download, is it still available or can you send me a link to it?
> I Web-searched for 
>   isos archive ubuntu
> First hit was http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/7.04/ , which thus
> suggests http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ as the starting point.
> Navigating from there in the obvious way, one reaches:
> http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/karmic/
> I'm giving you _more_ than just the URL you asked for, so that you will
> know how to solve problems like that by yourself in the future.  The
> logic of that search term involves the fact that CD/DVD images are known
> loosely as 'iso' files, which is short for ISO-9660, the International
> Standards Organisation standard for CD-ROM formatting.
> Anyway, you can download from that location either of these:
> ubuntu-9.10-alternate-i386.iso 
> ubuntu-9.10-desktop-i386.iso 
> If you're on x86_64, then:
> ubuntu-9.10-alternate-amd64.iso 
> ubuntu-9.10-desktop-amd64.iso  
> The 'alternate' image is a fast, flexible, lower-RAM text-mode
> installer.  It is for installation and nothing but installation.  I
> prefer it strongly, when installing, as it's a lot faster, runs in
> lower-spec machines, and is more adaptable to difficult installation
> scenarios.
> The 'desktop' image boots to a graphical live-CD desktop.  You have the
> option of running a graphical installer to perform installation, after
> the live-CD system boots.
> The other question you should ask yourself is whether Ubuntu 9.10 is a
> safe thing to run in 2011.
> http://linuxmafia.com/faq/Debian/ubuntu-releases.html says support for
> 9.10 ended in 2011-04, i.e., this past April.  There have been no
> security updates since then, and there never will be.  So, there is your
> answer:  It is not very safe to run Ubuntu 9.10 'Karmic Koala' in
> October 2011, and it will become progressively more dangerous as time
> goes on.
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