Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS released (the fourth maintenance update)

The Ubuntu team has announced the release of Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, the fourth maintenance update to Ubuntu’s 8.04 LTS release.  This release includes updated server, desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and amd64 architectures.  Ubuntu 8.04 LTS continues to be maintained through 2011 for desktops and 2013 for servers through online updates, but this is the final maintenance release of 8.04 LTS.

In all, some 70 updates have been integrated, 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 8.04 LTS.

To download Ubuntu 8.04.4 LTS, or obtain CDs, visit:

 http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

This is the last maintenance release for the 8.04 LTS series.  Future security updates will be individually downloadable from the Ubuntu archive in the same way as before, but no further updates to installation media will be provided for 8.04 LTS.  The next LTS release, 10.04 LTS, will be released in April 2010.  It is recommend that users installing Ubuntu after April install the latest LTS release.

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