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Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.4 LTS from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS comes six months after the Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS point release and two and a half years after the release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), which is normally supported until April 2023, though the end of life is planned for April 2028 due to Canonical’s new 10-year support policy.

The good news for those still using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is that Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS brings yet another kernel and graphics stacks bump. This time, it runs the Linux 5.4 LTS kernel and Mesa 20.0.8 graphics stack from Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa).

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Lubuntu 18.04.5 Released!

  • Lubuntu 18.04.5 Released!

    Lubuntu is an official Ubuntu flavor which uses the Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment (LXDE). The project’s goal is to provide a lightweight yet functional Linux distribution based on a rock solid Ubuntu base. Lubuntu specifically targets older machines with lower resources, but also runs great on newer hardware. Along with a simple but usable graphical user interface, Lubuntu comes with a wide variety of applications chosen for their small footprint so you can browse, email, chat, play, and be productive.

Ubuntu 18.04.5 + Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS Released

  • Ubuntu 18.04.5 + Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS Released

    Following last week's release of Ubuntu 20.04.1, the prior Ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04 Long Term Support series are also seeing new releases.

    Ubuntu 16.04.7 and Ubuntu 18.04.5 are out today as the newest long term support point releases for those prior versions from 2016 and 2018, respectively. Ubuntu 18.04.5 brings an updated hardware enablement stack from Ubuntu 20.04 so it works gracefully on newer hardware platforms. The Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS desktop version will use the new stack by default while other architectures have it available. Ubuntu 18.04.5 Server defaults to the older kernel but can be easily switched to the newer HWE kernel.

New Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS And Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Point Version

  • New Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS And Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Point Version Released

    Ahead of the first point version release of the Ubuntu 20.04 LTS series, the Ubuntu team has announced new point releases for both Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 18.04 LTS series. Ubuntu 16.04.7 and Ubuntu 18.04.5 are the latest point versions with long-term support.

    On the one hand, v18.04.5 is available for all Ubuntu variants such as Desktop, Server, Cloud, and other flavors. While on the other, v16.04.7 is only available for Desktop, Server, and Ubuntu Kylin flavor owing to the end-of-life of other community flavors.

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    If you’re using Ubuntu flavors, Kubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 18.04.5 LTS, Lubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 18.04.5 LTS, and Xubuntu 18.04.5 LTS are also now available with HWE.

    Speaking of maintenance updates, Canonical will provide 5 years of support for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Base until 2023 for 18.04.5 and 2021 for 16.04.7. However, all the remaining Ubuntu flavors will be supported for 3 years.

Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS And Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Point Version Released

  • Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS And Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Point Version Released

    Ubuntu team has announced new point releases for the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS as a Ubuntu 16.04.7 and Ubuntu 18.04.5 point version with long term support.

    If you want to download the ISO image of Ubuntu 16.04.7 and Ubuntu 18.04.5, visit the official site of Ubuntu.

Ubuntu 18.04.5 and 16.04.7 LTS released

  • Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS released

    The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.

    Like previous LTS series, 18.04.5 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images.

    Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel; however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.

  • Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS released

    The Ubuntu team announces the release of Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop and Server products, and the Ubuntu Kylin flavor.

    Similar to the 16.04.6 point release, 16.04.7 is a security-targeted release for the purpose of providing updated installation media which protects new installations from the recently discovered GRUB 2 vulnerabilities (USN-4432-1). Detailed information about USN-4432-1 can be found here...

Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.4

  • Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS Released with Linux Kernel 5.4

    Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS (like all point releases before it) consolidates all the app, performance, and bug fixes Ubuntu devs have issued to the OS since the previous point release image was made.

    I.e., you get a shiny new installation image that doesn’t saddle you a tonne of post-install updates.

    But there is another reason why this point release may appeal to you and that’s the fact it has a new Linux kernel!

Ubuntu 18.04.5 Released with Linux 5.4 Kernel

  • Ubuntu 18.04.5 Released with Linux 5.4 Kernel

    The Ubuntu team announced the release of Ubuntu 18.04.5 and Ubuntu 16.04.7 last night.

    While Ubuntu 16.04.7 comes with only security package updates and other fixes, Ubuntu 18.04.5 includes an updated hardware enablement stack from Ubuntu 20.04.

    With Linux Kernel 5.4, WiFi should work out-of-the-box in Ubuntu 18.04.5 with RTL8723DE (tests in my HP 246 G6 laptop).

    Also users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.04.5 via Update Manager.

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Canonical updates two old Ubuntu LTSs with point releases

  • Canonical updates two old Ubuntu LTSs with point releases

    Canonical, the firm behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, has announced the availability of Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS. The new updates come just a week after the firm pushed Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS which includes all the latest patches on a brand new ISO. The two updates for the older LTSs also include the latest patches in newly spun ISOs helping users to save time post-installation as fewer updates will need installing.

    The most interesting of the two releases is Ubuntu 18.04.5, this update includes hardware enablement stacks that add support for newer hardware. The new hardware support is available for all the supported architectures and comes out of the box when you install Ubuntu using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server will default to the GA kernel but the HWE kernel with new hardware support is available from the installer bootloader.

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