Canonical are staying true to the promise of LTS with Precise Pangolin, the latest version of Ubuntu. Yesterday saw the release of Ubuntu 12.04.1 right on schedule, the first of four planned updates to 12.04 over the next few years. As well as the usual updates to software and packages that have occurred during the distribution’s first four months of life, there’s also some new features.
Support has been added for Calxeda ECX-1000 SoC ARM chipsets as Canonical starts concentrating on ARM compatibility for the next generation of servers. Canonical predicts that the balance between price and performance of ARM chips are becoming desirable for datacenters, and are taking the steps they feel necessary to be ready for this. The Ubuntu Cloud Archive has also been added, which is an online repository for admins to get OpenStack software.
Starting now, users of Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will start getting notifications to update as well. These of course can be turned off if you don’t wish to update. You can download the latest version of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS from the Ubuntu website.