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Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS released
1 year, 2 months ago by Howard Chan

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/

To get Ubuntu 12.04.2

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04.2, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

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:

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 12.04.2 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:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/12042

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:

#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net
http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users
http://www.ubuntuforums.org
http://askubuntu.com

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/

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