Running Ubuntu 10.04 in 2013

Update Oct.1, 2014: We have installed Linux Mate 17 for old computers to replace Ubuntu 10.04.

Note: Lubuntu 14.04 is also good, but we prefer the old Gnome 2.

The bottom panel was replaced top panel and the default Mate menu was replaced with menu bar (A Custom menu bar).

Ubuntu 10.04 is not supported by Ubuntu after May 2013. We still use it for old computers.

First thing we need to do is to change the software sources.

to edit /etc/apt/sources.list and change to

Or do this with sed

sudo sed -i -e 's/\|' /etc/apt/sources.list

then update with

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Next, we need to manually download and install the current softwares.

1. LibreOffice 4.1

2. Unison Current version (2.40)

3. Wine 14 for Lucid

4. Virtualbox

5. Skype choose Ubuntu 10.04 edition

6. Install VLC 1.1.4 (Lucid Sopcast work only in this version, not 1.1.6 or 1.1.13)

sudo apt-get purge vlc
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ferramroberto/linuxfreedomlucid
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vlc mozilla-plugin-vlc


Many thanks!