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Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Released

Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Released

With all the fanfare of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS being released a couple of months ago , and most recently it’s first point release – you could be forgiven for forgetting that 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) will be around for some time yet.  Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS has arrived.

As  mentioned in previous posts one of the reasons for picking the LTS version of Ubuntu is for the five years of support.  Without having to do a major upgrade you still receive patches and security updates.  Many 16.04 LTS installs will live long after 18.04 LTS has been superseded – even when the version has reached EOL.

With 16.04 LTS supported until April 2021 there’s no rush to do upgrade.  You can keep the codebase up-to-date with the latest security and bug fixes.

What’s New?

When installing a new instance of 16.04.5 LTS, the download includes all security patches and fixes since 16.04.  That certainly cuts down on post install updates.

Ubuntu 16.04.5 also includes the new Hardware Enablement Stack (HWE) and graphics enhancements included in 18.04 LTS.

A Change To Advertised Programming

Just to go off topic for a moment, the more observant of you I’m sure have noticed that new posts to this Blog go up on a Friday.  This means that new snippets like this are some times a few days after the event.  Also more interesting topics then end up waiting another week.

At the time of writing this you would not believe the backlog of things I want to post.  So in September I’m having a change around.  I’ll be posting ‘Weekly Round Up’, plus small news snippets through out the week.  Technical articles will be posted any day BUT there will always be a Friday post.

And on top of all this, I will be starting some Long Term Project blogs taking you from  A to Z in the chosen topic.  More in depth than – let’s say an OS installation walk through .  These projects will run over a number of weeks (more on the first of these in September).

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