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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Released

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Released

Yesterday saw the release of Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, the first point release of Ubuntu’s latest Long Term Support version.

This release includes all the bug fixes, security and app updates releases since 18.04 LTS landed back in April.

Whilst there are a number of fixes listed later, the .1 release now means 16.04 LTS versions can now be upgraded without having to manually force the upgrade.

What’s New?

There are a number of fixes in this point release including

  • Installation support for Raid1 on NVME drives.
  • Audio patches for Lenovo kit.
  • Fixes to unattended upgrade

…….. hang on hang on.  Why am I trying to work out what fixes you’re interested in – for the full list just go an take a look yourself over here.

Wow – that cut down on the typing Winking smile.

Should You Upgrade?

If your already running 18.04 LTS then upgrading to the point release is a no-brainer.  However, if you’re wanting to upgrade from 16.04 LTS then you need to have a good think about it.

If you’re a desktop user then you’ll be seeing a lot of changes (most of them good), but if you’re looking to upgrade a server then I’d carefully consider whether it would be wiser to build a new server and migrate everything across.

Yes it will take longer but at least you’re in control – rather than hitting that upgrade button and waiting to see if all your server apps will still be working in an hour.

And of course it goes without saying that you need to ensure that you take a good backup beforehand.

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