Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS released

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

As with 12.04.3, 12.04.4 contains an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures.

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 12.04 LTS.

Kubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.4 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.4 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.4 LTS are also now available. For some of these, more details can be found in their announcements:

To get Ubuntu 12.04.4

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04.4, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 10.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 12.04.4 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PreciseUpgrades

As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.

We recommend that all users read the 12.04.4 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:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/12044

If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren’t sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:

Help Shape Ubuntu

If you would like to help shape Ubuntu, take a look at the list of ways you can participate at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/community/get-involved

About Ubuntu

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, clouds and servers, with a fast and easy installation and regular releases. A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks away.

Professional services including support are available from Canonical and hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information about support, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can learn more about Ubuntu and about this release on our website listed below:

http://www.ubuntu.com/

To sign up for future Ubuntu announcements, please subscribe to Ubuntu’s very low volume announcement list at:

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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 6 19:52:29 UTC 2014 by Colin Watson

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 353

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #353 for the week January 27 – February 2, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
  • Paul White
  • Emily Gonyer
  • And many others

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Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) End of Life reached on January 27 2014

This is a follow-up to the End of Life warning sent last month to confirm that as of today (Jan 27, 2014), Ubuntu 13.04 is no longer supported. No more package updates will be accepted to 13.04, and it will be archived to old-releases.ubuntu.com in the coming weeks.

The original End of Life warning follows, with upgrade instructions:

Ubuntu announced its 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) release almost 9 months ago, on April 25, 2013. This was the first release with our new 9 month support cycle and, as such, the support period is now nearing its end and Ubuntu 13.04 will reach end of life on Monday, January 27th. At that time, Ubuntu Security Notices will no longer include information or updated packages for Ubuntu 13.04.

The supported upgrade path from Ubuntu 13.04 is via Ubuntu 13.10. Instructions and caveats for the upgrade may be found at:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SaucyUpgrades

Ubuntu 13.10 continues to be actively supported with security updates and select high-impact bug fixes. Announcements of security updates for Ubuntu releases are sent to the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list, information about which may be found at:

https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users in homes, schools, businesses and governments around the world. Ubuntu is Open Source software, costs nothing to download, and users are free to customise or alter their software in order to meet their needs.

Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Tue Jan 28 09:27:47 UTC 2014 by Adam Conrad

Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 352

Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter. This is issue #352 for the week January 20 – 26, 2014, and the full version is available here.

In this issue we cover:

The issue of The Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter is brought to you by:

  • Elizabeth Krumbach Joseph
  • Paul White
  • Emily Gonyer
  • And many others

If you have a story idea for the Weekly Newsletter, join the Ubuntu News Team mailing list and submit it. Ideas can also be added to the wiki!

Except where otherwise noted, content in this issue is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License BY SA Creative Commons License

Trusty Alpha 2 Available for Testing

The second Alpha of Trusty Tahr (to become 14.04 LTS) has now been released for testers and early adopters.

This alpha features images for Edubuntu, Kubuntu, Ubuntu GNOME, Ubuntu Kylin, Xubuntu and Ubuntu Cloud images.

These are not to be used as stable systems but please do test for bugs to report. Always ensure your system is up to date before reporting bugs.

Edubuntu

Edubuntu is the educational flavour of Ubuntu. It’s very similar to stock Ubuntu but integrates a lot of educational software, supports thin clients (LTSP) and offers an optional GNOME lashback desktop as an alternative to Unity.

The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/

More information on Edubuntu alpha 2 is published here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/Edubuntu

Kubuntu

Kubuntu is the KDE based flavour of Ubuntu. It uses the Plasma desktop and includes a wide selection of tools from the KDE project. In this LTS cycle the Kubuntu team are working on stabalising and bug fixing.

The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/

More information on Kubuntu Alpha 2 can be found here: https://wiki.kubuntu.org/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/Kubuntu

Ubuntu GNOME

Ubuntu GNOME is a flavour of Ubuntu featuring the GNOME desktop environment.

The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-gnome/releases/trusty/alpha-2/

More information on Ubuntu GNOME Alpha 2 can be found here: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/TrustyTahr/Alpha2/UbuntuGNOME

Xubuntu

Xubuntu is the Ubuntu flavour with Xfce, a stable, light and configurable desktop environment.

The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/trusty/alpha-2/

More information on Xubuntu Alpha 2 will be published here: http://xubuntu.org/news/xubuntu-14-04-alpha-2/

UbuntuKylin

UbuntuKylin is a flavour of Ubuntu that is more suitable for Chinese users.

The Alpha 2 images can be downloaded at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntukylin/releases/trusty/alpha

More information on UbuntuKylin Alpha 2 will be published here: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/trusty/alpha-2/

Regular daily images for Ubuntu (Unity) can be found at: http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/daily-live/current/

If you’re interested in following the changes as we further develop Trusty, we suggest that you subscribe to the ubuntu-devel-announce list. This is a low-traffic list (a few posts a week) carrying announcements of approved specifications, policy changes, alpha releases and other interesting events.

http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-devel-announce

Originally posted to the ubuntu-devel-announce mailing list on Thu Jan 23 18:40:13 UTC 2014 by Jonathan Riddell

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