Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS released
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavors of Ubuntu with long-term support.
Like previous LTS series’, 16.04.5 includes hardware enabled stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit PowerPC, 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 boot-loader.
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 16.04 LTS.
Kubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, Xubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, Mythbuntu 16.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu GNOME 16.04.5 LTS, Lubuntu 16.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 16.04.5 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 16.04.5 LTS and Ubuntu Studio 16.04.5 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, Ubuntu Base, and Ubuntu Kylin. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 16.04.5
Users of Ubuntu 14.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 16.04.5 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading.
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the 16.04.5 release notes, which document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself.