Thursday 30 August 2012

Ubuntu "Precise Pangolin" 12.04.1 LTS Released

After few months of release of Precise Pangolin, the Canonical and ubuntu developers have finally released the version 12.04.1 of Long Term Support (LTS) of Ubuntu for desktop, server, cloud and core products.

For your information, each new LTS version is released every 2 years. Starting with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, both desktop and server versions will receive 5 years support. Earlier versions received 3 years support for desktop version and 5 years support for server version.

Among all the changes, the most notable one is the support for Calxeda ECX-1000 SoC family for supporting low-energy hyper-scale data centre servers.

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.

You can follow the detailed Release Announcement and Change Summary for Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS.

You can download Ubuntu 12.04 LTS from HERE.