Canonical Plans to Release Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS (Xenial Xerus) on March 1, 2018

Canonical’s Lukasz Zemczak announced today that the company plans to release the fourth maintenance update of the long-term supported Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) operating system early next month.

The Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS maintenance update was originally scheduled for release today, February 15, 2018, but Canonical decided to delay it last month due to the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities that have been publicly disclosed last month and found to affect billions of devices.

Furthermore, a new release date was not announced until today when Canonical said that it would release Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS very early next month, on March 1st, 2018. Until then, … (read more)

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