Ubuntu 12.04.5 LTS is now available to download, Canonical has announced.
It marks the fifth point release to be made to the April 2012 release, supported until 2017, and the first to arrive since the debut of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS earlier this year.
Ubuntu 12.04.5 ships with an updated kernel (3.13) and X.org stack, both drawn from 14.04 LTS. These are provided for new installations on regular x86 hardware, and aim to provide LTS deployments with improved support for both existing and newer hardware.
Those already running earlier versions of Precise can, should they wish, opt in to receive the new ‘Hardware Enablement Stack’. Information on how to do this can be found on the Ubuntu Wiki.
In the release announcement posted to the Ubuntu Mailing List, Canonical’s Stéphane Graber also mentions that this release, like all point releases, rolls together prior bug fixes, patches and packages posted to the OS into newly updated installation media.
“These include security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS,” he adds.
Also taking part in proceedings are Kubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.5 LTS, and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.5 LTS.
For more information on the release you can read the Wiki notes, while those who need it can grab the release by hitting the link below.