Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS released delivering on long term support commitment

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS released delivering on long term support commitment

 
 

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS released delivering on long term support commitment

 

Second maintenance release enhances support for server hardware

London, January 21: Canonical, the commercial sponsors of the Ubuntu project announced today the second maintenance release of Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, which continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes until June 2009 on desktops and June 2011 on servers.

Over 600 post-release updates have been integrated, so that fewer updates will need to be downloaded after installation, and the installation system has been improved. These include security updates and corrections, with a focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 6.06 LTS.

"This maintenance release is a clear demonstration of our long-term commitment to users and businesses who want to use Ubuntu as a core platform," said Jane Silber, Chief Operating Officer of Canonical UK. "Coming as it does shortly before the next long-term release, Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, it is a clear signal to ISVs, manufacturers, businesses and users that Ubuntu is the Linux platform on which to build a strategy."

Some particularly notable updates in Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS include:

Hardware-independent installer fixes:

  • Users can configure LVM using RAID partitions as physical volumes

Installation on HP ProLiant DL3xx server platforms:

  • Detection of the DAC960 RAID controller
  • Detection of HP Virtual Keyboard
  • Detection of Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708

  • Installation of Lilo with the HP/Compaq SmartArray RAID controller

Installation on Dell PowerEdge server platforms:

  • Detection of I2O-based hardware RAID controllers, such as the Adaptec 2xxx series
  • Detection and handling of PERC/MegaRaid controllers

Other improvements:

  • Handling of proxy disabling
  • NFS mounts on 64 bit platforms
  • Printing of documents with certain international characters in the title This release includes updated server installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.

Availability

Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS is free to use and redistribute. You can download the product from multiple locations around the world. Visit the download page to find a location near you:

A fuller list of the improvement and fixed in Ubuntu 6.06.2 LTS can be found here

About Canonical Ltd

Canonical Ltd, the commercial sponsor of Ubuntu, is a global organisation headquartered in Europe committed to the development, distribution and support of open source software products and communities. World-class 24x7 commercial support for Ubuntu is available through Canonical's global support team and partners. Since its launch in October 2004 Ubuntu has become one of the most highly regarded Linux distributions with millions of users around the world.

Ubuntu will always be free to download, free to use and free to distribute to others. With these goals in mind, Ubuntu aims to be the most widely used Linux system, and is the centre of a global open source software ecosystem. For more information visit www.canonical.com or www.ubuntu.com.

Contacts Press Enquiries: Gerry Carr pr@canonical.com