Posted on the ubuntu-annouce mailing list, by Colin Watson, Ubuntu Release Team, February 14, 2013, 20:02:50 UTC
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
To help support a broader range of hardware, the 12.04.2 release adds an updated kernel and X stack for new installations on x86 architectures, and matches the ability of 12.10 to install on systems using UEFI firmware with Secure Boot enabled.
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 12.04.2 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.2 LTS are also now available. For some of these, more details can be found in their announcements:
Kubuntu: http://www.kubuntu.org/news/12.04.2-release Edubuntu: http://www.edubuntu.org/news/12.04.2-release Mythbuntu: http://www.mythbuntu.org/home/news/12042released Ubuntu Studio: http://ubuntustudio.org/2013/02/ubuntu-studio-12-04-2-lts-precise-pangolin-release-notes/
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Users of Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 12.04.2 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
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We recommend that all users read the 12.04.2 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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