Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS released with Kernel 5.3

The latest version of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is now available for download.

The release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, coming a week later than planned due to several issues, is the penultimate in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release cycle.

As always, there is not much ” new ” as such. The point release of Ubuntu is just a fresh .iso installation, which presents all the bug fixes and improvements released in the OS since the release of the last installation image.

Or, to put it another way, point releases are a short track; a jump to a point for new users. They still install the same operating system that was released in April 2018, but without having to download the 100 MB of updates released for it since then.

Some notable changes are still made in 18.04.4 LTS, including bug fixes for the installer and window manager, updates to the new graphics driver, some Snap-related tweaks to the GNOME initial setup tool, and … no more Amazon web app.

HWE 18.04 LTS

Along with the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS , HWE 18.04.4 LTS, or the new “hardware stack”, also comes out. It consists of a newer Linux kernel ported from Ubuntu 19.10, updated graphics drivers, and a newer display server (where applicable).

The Ubuntu kernel included in this update is based on the Linux 5.3 release. This kernel update adds, among many general improvements, hardware support for the new MacBook laptops, AMD Navi GPUs, and several Wacom graphics tablets.

If you installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in April 2018, you won’t get the new HWE update automatically, but you can easily install HWE by running this command from a new terminal window:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends linux-generic-hwe-18.04 xserver-xorg-hwe-18.04

If you installed Ubuntu 18.04 LTS using a point release image (18.04.1, 18.04.2, etc.), then you will get the new HWE automatically through regular system updates – so keep an eye on it.

Download Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS

Ubuntu 18.04 is a release of Ubuntu with long-term support, which will be implemented until 2023.

Download Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (64-bit. iso)

The new Ubuntu LTS release, Ubuntu 20.04, is coming out in April. Later this year, it will be possible to upgrade Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04.

Source: omgubuntu.ru

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