As of today, Ubuntu 18.10 (aka Cosmic Cuttlefish) has reached the end of its 9-month support lifespan. It will no longer be supported by package or security updates.
The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 18.10 is via Ubuntu 19.04.
Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:
I missed the blessing of IRC chats. Yep, I have been MIA but stayed in a Ubuntu state of mind. Most of my efforts is taking the culture of open source.
I took some much deserved pride in posting my PGP key in launchpad. I know, for there are people that has long past there teething and it might not mean that much anymore. This was my first solo attempt to do discover the complexities of Ubuntu. Gotta be honest here, most of my motivation is bragging rights. I love to get underneath the hood of an O/S. Ubuntu has been my greatest frustation but my greatest accomplishment. I think it’s part of the indoctrination. I lost about 3 days of sleep and a lot of google and you tube. On the 3rd day, it suddenly clicked and it didn’t get it from just once.
It has been forever in getting back here but sometimes life moves a little quicker than your ability to step.
My system is presently on overhaul and will have the needed parts in about 3 weeks.
I have been keep up with Windows 7. I was a bit bit taken back about Ubuntu’s switch to Unity on it’s future versions of Ubuntu. I am not opposed to the move entirely but it does place some concern in canonical’s relationship with the GNOME project. I tried the 10.10 netbook edition on a HP Mini 210 and had a great deal of issue with the touchpad. A USB mouse would have corrected it but my expectations are that the touchpad should work out of the box.
Moving forward, Unity has a very simple interface but on this occasion, very labored. There will have to be some work. I look forward to 11.04. I don’t think this should be something to jump ship on. I give Ununtu their props for moving forward with their own GUI. It’s a brazen move but I look forward to the results.