Despite your FUD that it isn't supported, apt still has updates waiting for me this morning. Shhhh, nobody tell the people working on updates or the servers supplying them that they no longer exist. You know what doesn't exist?
Actually, his "FUD" is correct, just incomplete. Support and updates for Hardy on the desktop is, indeed, done. Server packages will receive support/updates until April 2013.
So yeah, there may still be updates waiting for you, but not for desktop packages. And since we're talking about what distro to use for a desktop/laptop system, I don't think it's unfair to say that this is an important consideration.
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