My web server runs on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server and as a development system I use the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop edition to minimize portability problems between systems. Currently, I have no intention to update my Desktop edition because I can neither stand Gnome 3 nor Unity as it makes me very unproductive.
My question is, what will happen after the LTS stops?
Does this mean that all applications quickly become outdated and are run over by worms, trojans and viruses? Does it pose a security risk? Or can it be ignored entirely if I just leave 10.04 on the web server?
I'm not doing anything fancy with the web server. It runs
- cron jobs
- some self-written C applications