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Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" logo, Ubuntu 16.04.2 now available
Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS logo
The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" has been around since last April and will receive support until 2021. In addition to it, Canonical still provides support to two other LTS releases - 12.04 "Precise Pangolin" (until April 2017) and 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" (until April 2019). Earlier today, the Ubuntu team announced the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS.

According to Canonical, "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."

The update targets the desktop, server, and cloud products, as well as other long-term support Ubuntu variants. The list of 16.04.2 Ubuntu LTS variants includes Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, GNOME, Lubuntu, Kylin, MATE, and Studio. Ubuntu 14.04 users can update their operating system to 16.04.2 automatically via the Update Manager tool. For more details, please check the press release below.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-02-17 (Update: 2017-02-17)