The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS (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, 20.04.4 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures.
Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel; however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.
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 20.04 LTS.
Kubuntu 20.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 20.04.4 LTS, Lubuntu 20.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 20.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 20.04.4 LTS, and Xubuntu 20.04.4 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, and Ubuntu Core. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years. Additional security support is available with ESM (Extended Security Maintenance).
To get Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS
In order to download Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS, visit:
Users of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be offered an automatic upgrade to 20.04.4 LTS via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the 20.04.4 LTS 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:
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Originally posted to the ubuntu-announce mailing list on Thu Feb 24 2022 22:33:06 UTC by Łukasz ‘sil2100’ Zemczak, on behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team