Release Notes

Release Notes

 
 

Release notes

The release notes contain technical information that can help ensure a smooth upgrade, so we recommend you consult them beforehand. For reference, the list also contains links to the release notes for previous versions.

Ubuntu 13.10

Ubuntu 13.10 introduces the first release of Ubuntu for phones and Ubuntu Core for the new 64-bit ARM systems (the "arm64" architecture, also known as AArch64 or ARMv8). In addition to these flagship features there are major updates throughout: OpenStack 2013.2 Havana, Apache 2.4, LXC 1.0, Puppet 3, improved AppArmor confinement, and many other upgrades. More »

Ubuntu 13.04

Ubuntu 13.04 is the newest release of Ubuntu, released on April 25, 2013. In the desktop, performance on lightweight systems was a core focus for this cycle, as a result 13.04 delivers significantly faster response times in casual use, and a reduced memory footprint. Key desktop updates are; Unity 7, Upstart 1.8, LibreOffice 4.0, CUPS 1.6.2 and cups-filters 1.0.34 and Python 3.3. On the server, there are many new features including OpenStack Grizzly, updates to Juju, VMWare integration, Ceph 0.56.4, MongoDB 2.2.4. All versions use Linux kernel 3.8.8. More »

Ubuntu 12.10

Ubuntu 12.10 was released on October 18, 2012. It contains a host of new features, including integrated web apps, extended dash searching, dash previews, and many more enhancements and improvements. More »

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS is the latest point release of Ubuntu, released on February 14, 2013. It includes a move to the Qualtal hardware enablement stack as well as a series of bug fixes and security updates, making it our most robust Ubuntu to date. More »

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS is the latest point release of Ubuntu, released on August 23, 2012. It includes a series of bug fixes and security updates. More »

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the latest release of Ubuntu, released on April 26, 2012. It includes a host of refinements and new features, making it more responsive and enjoyable to use than ever before. More »

Ubuntu 11.10

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.10 featuring enhancements to Unity, full support for Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages, and a myriad of other improvements. More »

Ubuntu 11.04

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 11.04 featuring the new Unity interface an improved software center and a host of other improvements to make your computing more productive and fun. More »

Ubuntu 10.10

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 10.10 featuring faster boot speeds a sleek new netbook interface and tighter integration of Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud. More »

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

The Ubuntu team is happy to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. Our newest release, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, brings a host of exciting new features for users. More »

Ubuntu 9.10

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 9.10 Desktop and Server editions, Ubuntu 9.10 Server for Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud (UEC) and Amazon's EC2, and Ubuntu Netbook Remix, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. More »

Ubuntu 9.04

The Ubuntu team is happy to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. This is their latest result, the Ubuntu 9.04 release, which brings a host of excellent new features. More »

Version 8.10 (October 2008)

Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop Edition delivers the features you need for an increasingly mobile digital life, including 3G wireless support and guest sessions that lets users temporarily share computers without compromising security. Ubuntu 8.10 Server Edition consolidates its support for virtualization with an integrated Virtual Machine builder, and brings with it a fully-supported Java stack and support for per-user directory encryption. More »

Version 8.04 (April 2008)

The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long-Term Support) on desktop and server, continuing Ubuntu's tradition of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. More »

Version 7.10 (October 2007)

Ubuntu 7.10 continues to deliver the best of the open source world to your desktop, laptop and server. New desktop features include improved hardware management features, integrated desktop search and enhanced visual effects. Server improvements include increased security through AppArmor, and tools to rapidly deploy Mail, Print and Database servers. More »

Version 7.04 (April 2007)

With the Ubuntu 7.04 release came a host of new features including data migration from Windows, new and easier ways to install multimedia codecs, binary drivers, as well as networking improvements and of course, GNOME 2.18, the 2.6.20 kernel and more. More »

Version 6.10 (October 2006)

With Ubuntu 6.10 release came a whole host of excellent new features. Improvements were made all around, such as faster system boot up times, faster GNOME start up times, improvements to the user interface, a shiny new optimised kernel, and GNOME 2.16. More »

Version 6.06 LTS (June 2006)

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Long Term Support) is supported with security updates for five years on the server and three years on the desktop. These Release Notes cover the new features that came with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, download and installation notes, known issues, and frequently asked questions. More »

Version 5.10 (October 2005)

These Release Notes cover the new features that came in Ubuntu 5.10, download and installation notes, known issues, and frequently asked questions. Please read these notes before, during, and after installation and configuration of Ubuntu 5.10. More »