The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
We have expanded our hardware enablement offering since 12.04, and with 14.04.5, this point release contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations to support new hardware across all our supported architectures, not just x86.
As usual, this point release includes many updates, and updated installation media has been provided so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation. These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Kubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Edubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Xubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Mythbuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 14.04.5 LTS, Lubuntu 14.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 14.04.5 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 14.04.5 LTS are also now available. More details can be found in their individual release notes:
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Kylin, Edubuntu, and Kubuntu. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 14.04.5
In order to download Ubuntu 14.04.5, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 12.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 14.04.5 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the 14.04.5 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:
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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Aug 4 23:29:30 UTC 2016 by Adam Conrad, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team