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.
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 18.04 LTS.
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. More details can be found in their individual release notes:
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Base. All the remaining
flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 18.04.5
In order to download Ubuntu 18.04.5, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.04.5 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the 18.04.5 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:
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:
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