Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS Released for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and All Flavors

The second point release for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS was officially announced for its desktop, server, and cloud products.

As usual, Ubuntu 20.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks (Linux Kernel 5.8) for use on newer hardware.

As well, Kubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 20.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 20.04.2 LTS, Lubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 20.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu Studio 20.04.2 LTS, and Xubuntu 20.04.2 LTS are also now available. For more, see the individual release notes.

As usual, this point release includes many updates, 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 20.04 LTS.

For details of the changes in the point release, see Ubuntu 20.04.2 change summary.

Download / Install Ubuntu 20.04.2:

To get the ISO image for Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Flavors, go to:

Already running Ubuntu 20.04? Just install all system updates via Software Updater (Update Manager) and you’re done.

To check out, either go to system About dialog:

Or open terminal and run cat /etc/issue command:

If you’re still running the old Kernel, you may try the updated 5.8 Kernel stack by running apt command in terminal and restart:

sudo apt install linux-generic-hwe-20.04

Also, users of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will soon be offered an automatic upgrade to 20.04.2 LTS via Update Manager.

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