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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According to Canonical’s Kernel Team Manager, Leann Ogasawara, it is possible that Ubuntu will get rid of the current “new release every six months” model and move to a rolling release. (You can find more info in this recent video.)

So, just what is a “rolling release”?

It’s exactly what it sounds like, really. As individual new/updated packages are ready, they are put up on a repository and made available to everyone. New version of Firefox? No need to wait until the next big release of your operating system…you get it right away. New improvements to the Desktop Environment (such as Ubuntu’s Unity)? BAM! No waiting until next April. Immediately available.

Read more here

According to Canonical’s Kernel Team Manager, Leann Ogasawara, it is possible that Ubuntu will get rid of the current “new release every six months” model and move to a rolling release. (You can find more info in this recent video.)

Read more here

Canonical CEO Jane Silber has told PC Pro that proposals to release a new version of Ubuntu only once every two years are merely “very, very early stage discussions”.

Read more here

In the nine-year history of Ubuntu Linux, a new version of the operating system has come out every six months. But Canonical, Ubuntu’s developer, is considering ditching that model in favor of one that produces an entirely new version only once every two years—while speeding up the overall pace of development by adopting a “rolling release” cycle in between.

Read more here

Skaggs made the announcement at the Ubuntu Development Summit in Copenhagen Wednesday, following it up with a blog post detailing the prospective switch, which will see the end of alpha testing and a reduction in milestone builds – one beta and one final release will be all that come out in a release cycle.

Read more here

Ubuntu released the next iteration of your favorite Linux distribution today, codenamed “Quantal Quetzal.” Here’s what you’ll find in the new version.

Read more here

Quantal is the first release after a long term service release (LTS), which means we’re seeing the first of new features Canonical will polish up through the next two years. Here is some of the new, cool things Ubuntu has baked in.

Among the major changes in 12.10 are significant updates to the Dash command center. It is now capable of displaying not just documents, files, and other information stored locally, but can also return results from services like Google Drive, Flickr, and Facebook, as well as other sites that require special online authentication.

Read more here

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the first beta release of Ubuntu 12.10 Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed “Quantal Quetzal”, 12.10 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard
at work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

For the client, this release now has a consolidated Ubuntu image. There
is no longer a traditional CD sized image, DVD or alternate image, but
rather a single 800MB Ubuntu image that can be used from USB or DVD.
This change does not affect Ubuntu Server, which remains a traditional CD
sized image.

With Ubuntu 12.10, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Lubuntu, and Ubuntu Studio
also reached Beta 1 status today. These images, along with Xubuntu will
continue to have daily updates for the remainder of the release.

Ubuntu Changes
————–

Some of the new features now available are:

* The consolidated client images now support the logical volume
manager (LVM) as well as full disk encryption.

* Update Manager has been renamed Software Updater and now checks for
updates when launched.

* A new X.org stack has been introduced which includes xserver
1.13 candidate versions, mesa 9.0, and updated X libs and drivers.

* Unity has been updated to version 6.4 including support for dash
previews and coverflow view. Now that compiz with GLES support has
landed, unity-3d works again on the pandaboard.

* The Ubuntu desktop has begun migrating from Python 2 to Python 3.
Most Python applications included in the desktop is now using Python 3,
and most Python modules that are included by default are available for
both Python 2 and Python 3.

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ for details.

Ubuntu Server and Cloud Images
——————————

Some of the new features in the 12.10 beta images are:

* ARM hard float (armhf) cloud images are now available.

* OpenStack folsom testing packages are available.
Openstack instance architecture testing support has been
added, as has a heterogenous scheduler for ARM.

* Apache Tomcat 7 is now the default supported version.

* Ceph has updated to 0.48.1 (upstream argonaut stable release),
and includes RADOS Gateway (S3 and Swift Compatible), as well
as performance improvements.

* Floodlight (Openflow Network Controller) and
mininet (Network Simulation) packages are now available.

Kubuntu
——-

Kubuntu 12.10 now comes on a 1GB image for a USB drive or DVD.
In addition other significant changes include:

* KDE’s plasma and applications have been updated to version 4.9.
* Telepathy-KDE is now the default chat program offering easier
setup for modern networks like Facebook and GTalk.

* Calligra is now the default office and graphics suite adding top
class painting and database applications.

* The release of Rekonq 1 gives Kubuntu the stable web browser it
deserves.

* New login manager LightDM adds a guest session feature for
letting your friends use your computer quickly.

* Digikam 2.8 adds better photo handling.

* OwnCloud 4 gives many web applications in your own remote or
local cloud

Please see https://wiki.kubuntu.org/QuantalQuetzal/Beta1/Kubuntu for details.

Edubuntu
——–

In Edubuntu 12.10, a new package called ‘edubuntu-netboot’ is introduced. This
package now provides the functionality previously provided by ltsp-live and
will also be used for casper-netboot.

In addition, Tomboy has been re-introduced and Gnote removed.

For more details on what has changed in Edubuntu 12.10, please refer to
http://www.edubuntu.org .

Lubuntu
——-

Lubuntu 12.10 has had a significant update of the visual identity, including
new icon themes, wallpaper, and better integration with the applications.
Other notable highlights include:

* A new version of the session manager is available for testing.

* A new version of pcmanfm (file manager), including at lot of bug fixes,
external thumbnailer support, multiple screen support.

* catfish, a searching utility, have been added to the default installation.

For more information about the changes in Lubuntu 12.10,
please go to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu .

Ubuntu Studio
————-

Ubuntu Studio 12.10 Beta 1 ships with:

* A new MIDI router and MIDI tools menu have been added.

* Task Manager has been switched to System Monitor for better memory use display.

* Nautilus is now the default file manager.

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/quantal/beta1 for more details
on the above products.

About Ubuntu
————

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for clients, servers and
clouds, 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 technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information
about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support .

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/participate .

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be
found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

To Get Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1
————————–

To upgrade to Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 from Ubuntu 12.04, follow
these instructions:

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

Or, download Ubuntu 12.10 Beta 1 images from a location near you:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server) .

In addition they can be found at the following links:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/12.10/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Ubuntu Cloud Images)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Ubuntu ARM and amd64+mac images, source)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Ubuntu Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/12.10/ (Ubuntu Netboot)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Kubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Edubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Ubuntu Studio)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/12.10/beta-1/

(Lubuntu)

The final version of Ubuntu 12.10 is expected to be released
on October 18, 2012.

More Information
—————-

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki.

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

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


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Officially, August 23rd will see the first update, Ubuntu 12.04.1, to the operating system. Actually, the Ubuntu update is running a bit late. In any case, here’s what you can expect from it. First, there are no major changes. This is not a Windows style Service Patch (SP) update or Patch Tuesday release. Security patches in Ubuntu, as it tends to be in all Linux distributions, are made as soon as they’re available.

Read more here

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS (Long-Term Support) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products. The Ubuntu LTS flavors are also being released today.

“The most important rule is to formulate, clearly and precisely,
the goal to be reached, and then to retain it unswervingly in
mind throughout all the stages of the execution, which are often
long and complex.” – Roberto Assagioli

In the 12.04.1 release, we’ve added support for the Calxeda ECX-1000
SoC family, so businesses can prepare for a datacentre dominated by
low-energy, hyperscale servers by testing their workloads
on the new hardware now.

The Ubuntu Cloud Archive also makes its debut – essentially
an online software repository from which administrators can
download the latest versions of OpenStack for use with the
latest long-term support (LTS) release of Ubuntu.

Certified 12.04.1 Ubuntu Cloud images are now available on
Amazon Web Services and will soon be posted to Windows Azure
as well.

This point release has numerous updates integrated, 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 12.04.1 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.1 LTS,
Mythbuntu 12.04.1 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.1 LTS are now
available as well. More details can be found in their announcements:

Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/12.04.1-release
Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04.1-release
Kubuntu: http://kubuntu.org/news/
Mythbuntu: http://mythbuntu.org/

To get Ubuntu 12.04.1
———————

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04.1, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.10 will be offered an automatic
upgrade to 12.04.1 via Update Manager. For further information
about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

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

We recommend that all users read the 12.04.1 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

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/features

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

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

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

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Kate Stewart


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As most Ubuntu users will know, Ubuntu 12.04 is a Long Term Support (LTS) release. As an LTS, Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin), released on 26 April 2012, is scheduled to receive updates and support, for both the desktop and server versions, until October 2017. What many Ubuntu users may not know is that Ubuntu 12.04 will see maintenance releases over this period. The first of those, 12.04.1, is due on 16 August.

Read more here

The Ubuntu developers have released the third alpha of Ubuntu 12.10 “Quantal Quetzal”, the final release of which is scheduled for 18 October. This development release includes several changes over Alpha 2, which was released a month ago.

These changes include a reworked session menu, improvements to the update manager and removal of the third party driver installation tool. Upstream changes to the Nautilus file manager have caused theming issues with the default Ubuntu theme, but the developers expect to have these fixed by the time the first beta release of 12.10 arrives at the beginning of September.

Read more here

Work never stops in the Linux world, however, and on Thursday Canonical unveiled the first alpha version of Precise Pangolin’s successor: Ubuntu 12.10, or “Quantal Quetzal.” – here’s Eight New Features in Ubuntu Linux 12.10 ‘Quantal Quetzal’ Alpha 1 Read more here

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

“Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and
precision are essential for starting points.” – Percival Lowell

Codenamed “Precise Pangolin”, 12.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard
at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features and improving
quality control.

To be a bit more precise about what we’re releasing today…
There are 54 product images and 2 cloud images being shipped with
this 12.04 LTS release, with translations available in 41 languages.
The Ubuntu project’s 12.04 archive currently has 39,226 binary packages
in it, built from 19,179 source packages, so lots of good starting points
for your imagination!

For PC users, Ubuntu 12.04 supports laptops, desktops, and netbooks
with a unified look and feel based on an updated version of the desktop
shell called “Unity”, which introduces “Head-Up Display” search capabilities.
Finding and installing software using the Ubuntu Software Centre is
now easier thanks to improvements in speed, search and usability.

Ubuntu Server 12.04 has made it much easier to provision, deploy,
host, manage, and orchestrate enterprise data centre infrastructure
services with the introduction of new technologies such as “Metal as
a Service” (MAAS), the Juju Charm Store, and the latest OpenStack version,
codenamed Essex. These technologies further position Ubuntu Server
as the best OS for scale-out computing.

Read more about the new features of Ubuntu 12.04 in the following
press releases:

http://www.canonical.com/content/ubuntu-server-1204-lts-certified-available-and-ready-hyperscale-world

http://www.canonical.com/content/ubuntu-1204-lts-aims-conquer-enterprise-desktop

Long term support maintenance updates will be provided for
Ubuntu 12.04 for five years, through April 2017. For those working
on the ARM architecture, an 18 month supported release is also
provided for the ARM server using the ARM Hard Float (HF) architecture.

Thanks to the efforts of the global translation community, Ubuntu
is now available in 41 languages. For a list of available languages
and detailed translation statistics for these and other languages, see:

http://people.canonical.com/~dpm/stats/ubuntu-12.04-translation-stats.html

The newest Kubuntu 12.04 (LTS), Edubuntu 12.04 (LTS), Xubuntu 12.04 (LTS),
Mythbuntu 12.04, Lubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu Studio 12.04 are also being
released today. More details can be found in their announcements:

Kubuntu: http://kubuntu.org/news/12.04-release
Xubuntu: http://xubuntu.org/news/12-04-release
Edubuntu http://edubuntu.org/news/12.04-release
Mythbuntu: http://mythbuntu.org/12.04/release
Lubuntu: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu/Announcement/12.04
Ubuntu Studio: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuStudio/12.04release_notes

To get Ubuntu 12.04
——————-

In order to download Ubuntu 12.04, visit:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download

Users of Ubuntu 11.10 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 12.04
via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:

http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade

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

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats,
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

Find out what’s new in this release with a graphical overview:

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/whats-new

http://www.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/features

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,
netbooks 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:

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

On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
Kate Stewart

Precise Pangolin will make its final debut on April 26. In the meantime, this new release gives an even closer glimpse at what it will look like. Here’s a quick rundown of what has changed since the first beta was unveiled. Read more here

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the final beta release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core products.

Codenamed “Precise Pangolin”, 12.04 continues Ubuntu’s proud tradition
of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a
high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard
at work through this cycle, introducing a few new features but mostly
fixing bugs.

With Ubuntu 12.04, Kubuntu, Edubuntu, Xubuntu, Lubuntu, Mythbuntu and
Ubuntu Studio also reached Beta 2 status today.

Ubuntu Changes
————–

Some of the key new features available since Beta 1 are:

* A new Ubuntu kernel (3.2.0-20.33) which is base on the v3.2.12
upstream Linux kernel. Changes to the default kernel flavours
have been made for 12.04 LTS.

* Updates to our new way to quickly search and access any desktop
application’s and indicator’s menu, called the HUD, can be
accessed by taping the Alt key and entering characters.

* LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5.1.

* Ubuntu One has a new control panel to provides an installer,
setup wizard, ability to add/remove folders to sync, and more

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ for details.

Ubuntu Server and Cloud Images
——————————

* 12.04 Beta 2 is shipping the latest milestones of OpenStack Essex
(RC1), and will be upgraded to final before release.

* Zentyal as well as OpenMPI 1.5 for ARM are now available in Universe.

* KVM 1.0 on x86, which enables nested KVM by default, now allows a
virtualisation experience within cloud instances.

Ubuntu Core
———–

Ubuntu Core is a minimal rootfs for use in the creation of custom
images, and now includes ARM hard float (armhf) images. Developers
can use Ubuntu Core as the basis for their application demonstrations,
constrained environment deployments, device support packages, and
other goals.

Kubuntu
——-

Kubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 introduces “Kubuntu Active” as a tech preview,
which is a new Ubuntu flavour designed for tablet devices.

Please see https://wiki.kubuntu.org/PrecisePangolin/Beta2/Kubuntu for
details.

Edubuntu
——–

Edubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 ships with improved translations, and updates to
the new epoptes and LTSP 5.3 releases.

For more details on what has changed in Edubuntu 12.04, please refer to

http://www.edubuntu.org.

Xubuntu
——-

Xubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 now has new branding and further appearance
tweaks have been made. On i386 hardware, the non-PAE kernel is
used to support a wider variety of machines. Pavucontrol is now
used over xfce4-mixer.

For more information about the changes in Xubuntu 12.04, please
go to http://xubuntu.org/.

Lubuntu
——-

Lubuntu 12.04 has had its artwork updated, and updates
made to LightDM.

For more information about the changes in Lubuntu 12.04,
please go to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Lubuntu.

Ubuntu Studio
————-

Ubuntu Studio 12.04 Beta 2 live DVD now has a new low latency
kernel installed by default. There is better Pulse Audio
to JACK bridging, an improved ice1712 mixer and … the XFCE
transition has finished!

Mythbuntu
———

Mythbuntu 12.04 Beta 2 contains a pre-release version of MythTV 0.25,
which will be updated to final as soon as its available.

Please see http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/precise/beta2 for more details
on the above products.

About Ubuntu
————

Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops, 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 technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world. For more information
about support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support .

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/participate .

Your comments, bug reports, patches and suggestions really help us to
improve this and future releases of Ubuntu. Instructions can be
found at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs .

To Get Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2
————————–

To upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 from Ubuntu 11.10, follow
these instructions:

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

Or, download Ubuntu 12.04 Beta 2 images from a location near you:

http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/download (Ubuntu and Ubuntu Server) .

In addition they can be found at the following links:

http://releases.ubuntu.com/precise/ (Ubuntu, Ubuntu Server)

http://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Ubuntu Cloud Images)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Ubuntu DVD, preinstalled ARM images, source)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntu-core/releases/12.04/beta-2/

(Ubuntu Core)
http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/netboot/12.04/ (Ubuntu Netboot)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Kubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/kubuntu-active/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Kubuntu Active)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/xubuntu/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Xubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/edubuntu/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Edubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/ubuntustudio/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Ubuntu Studio)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/lubuntu/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Lubuntu)

http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/mythbuntu/releases/precise/beta-2/

(Mythbuntu)

The final version of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is expected to be released
on April 26, 2012.

More Information
—————-

You can find out more about Ubuntu and about this beta release on our
website, IRC channel and wiki.

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

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The Ubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS, the fourth maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 10.04 LTS release. This release includes updated server, desktop, alternate installation CDs and DVDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 10.04.4.
This release includes updated images for the desktop and alternate
installation CDs and DVDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

This is the last planned maintenance release for the 10.04 LTS series.
Future security updates and bug fixes will be individually downloadable
from the Ubuntu archive in the same way as before, but no further
updates to installation media will be provided for 10.04 LTS. The next
LTS release, 12.04 LTS, will be released in April 2012. We recommend
that users installing Ubuntu after April install the latest LTS release.

To Get Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
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To download Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS visit:

desktop: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu/download
server: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/server/download

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues. They are available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/releasenotes/1004

To get Kubuntu 10.04.4 visit:

http://www.kubuntu.org

About Ubuntu 10.04.4 LTS
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This is the fourth and last planned maintenance release of Ubuntu 10.04
LTS, which continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security
fixes until April 2013 on desktops and April 2015 on servers.

For the first time, this point release includes backported updated hardware
support. In addition, numerous post-release updates have been integrated,
and a number of bugs in the installation system have been corrected. These
include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a
focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.

See http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/lucid for a full list of Ubuntu security
updates that have been applied to 10.04.4

See https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu for specific information about a
particular bug number. A complete list of post-release updates
since 10.04.3 is available at:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LucidLynx/ReleaseNotes/ChangeSummary/10.04.4

Helping Shape Ubuntu
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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/participate/

About Ubuntu
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Ubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops, laptops,
netbooks 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
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You can find out more about Ubuntu on our website:

http://www.ubuntu.com/

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

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

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