Software Update: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

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Canonical has released the first update for version 12.04 LTS of Ubuntu Linux. Twice a year a new version of Ubuntu Linux is released, on which support in the form of patches and updates continues for a year and a half. However, once every two years there is an LTS edition, especially for the business community. The abbreviation stands for Long Term Support and means that support is provided for five years.

In addition to special desktop and server variants, there are also other performances from ubuntu. For example, there are Kubuntu, which uses the KDE SC instead of Gnome as a desktop environment, and Edubuntu, which is specifically for education. Version 12.04 uses the Linux Kernel 3.2 released earlier this year and also brings improvements to its own desktop environment Unity, a head-up display that should provide quick access to certain parts and of course many new versions of existing software. More information can be found in this review. The release notes for version 12.04.1 LTS can be found below.


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.

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.

Version number 12.04.1 LTS
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, Linux AMD64
Website Canonical
License type Conditions (GNU/BSD/etc.)
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