(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well
as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
Like previous LTS series, 18.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks
for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures
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 bootloader.
This update also adds Raspberry Pi 3 as a supported image target for
Ubuntu Server, alongside the existing Raspberry Pi 2 image.
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 18.04 LTS.
Kubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 18.04.2 LTS,
Lubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 18.04.2 LTS, and Xubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
are also now available. More details can be found in their individual
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop,
Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Base. All the remaining
flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 18.04.2
In order to download Ubuntu 18.04.2, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 16.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to
18.04.2 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading,
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of
We recommend that all users read the 18.04.2 release notes, which
document caveats and workarounds for known issues, as well as more
in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at:
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
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