How to Use Obsolete Versions of Ubuntu on Old Computers

Hello Linux Enthusiasts.

In this article I will show you what tweaks you need to do in order to use outdated versions of Ubuntu on old computers and laptops.

If you have an old computer with Ubuntu 9 or any other obsolete version of Ubuntu and you want to keep it, it is possible with a few tweaks.

By default, on outdated Ubuntu versions, you cannot update or install new applications.

But, the repositories for the obsolete versions of Ubuntu are kept on

All you have to do is to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and change ‘’ to ‘’.

If you do not want to do this by hand, you can use this sed oneliner:

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

Next update the system:

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

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