I’ve gone through a lot of articles, over this, throughout the internet and knows what EOL (End of Life) does to Ubuntu support and other things.
But my question is that whether someone has ever tried using it afterwards?
Let me present an example for explaining the situation :-
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is about to reach it’s EOL in April 2019. If today I use the command :-
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vlc
This will install VLC. But if I use this command after EOL, supposedly July 2019, will this command be still functional. For someone might be just interested in the very basic use of Ubuntu & it’s softwares like for multimedia, typing, managing data on PC (like movies, documents, music, videos), PDF (document) reading, browsing (obviously might be unsecured and prone to attacks due to lack of security updates).
I hope I’m making situation clear. In simple language, someone might not be interested in the very advance use of Ubuntu and just on very basic use for which he is not very concerned about the security patches and stuff.
Q. Will these usual commands still be functional and if not what could be done? Q. I read somewhere Editing :- /etc/apt/sources.list and change ‘archive.ubuntu.com’ to ‘old-releases.ubuntu.com’
Has anyone tried this method? Does it worked? What could be alternative.
PS:- Else I’ve to, like before, rely on third-party softwares which could actually save the .deb files (to a definite location that can be even migrated) of the all the downloaded softwares, along with dependencies, and install it anytime without the internet.