Canonical launches Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS
Marking its fifth point release, Canonical has announced that Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS is available for download and installation. Ubuntu 12.04 LTS was first released back in April 2012. Canonical will continue supporting the LTS until 2017 with regular updates from time to time. Also, this is the first major release for Canonical since the debut of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS earlier this year. The most notable improvement in the new release is the inclusion of an updated kernel (3.13) and X.org stack. Both of these have been traded from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The new release is out now for desktop, server, cloud and core products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support. In addition, the new release also comes with ‘security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.’ Meanwhile, Kubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.5 LTS and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.5 LTS are also available for download and install.