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22 July 2011, 09:58

Canonical releases Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS

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Ubuntu Logo Canonical and the Ubuntu developers have released Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS, the third maintenance update to the latest Long Term Support (LTS) version of Ubuntu Linux. The updated release includes all of the fixes that have been released for 10.04 since it was made available at the end of April 2010.

The updates for the Debian-based distribution focus on improving stability and compatibility, addressing security holes and other high-impact bugs. Installation and boot fixes, and fixes to the upgrade mechanism for users updating from a previous release have also been included. Users who run Ubuntu 10.04 should have already received and installed all these updates online – this point release provides an up to date version of the LTS release for new installations.

LTS versions of Ubuntu are supported for three years for desktop releases and five years for server releases. Ubuntu 10.04 LTS will continue to receive maintenance updates and security fixes until April 2013 on desktops and April 2015 on servers. Standard releases provide 18 months of updates for both the desktop and server versions; the current standard release is Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" from the end of April.

Further information about the release, including a list of known issues, can be found in the official release announcement, in the release notes and in the change log. Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS is available to download for both servers and desktops from the project's site.

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