Ubuntu Precise PangolinUbuntu development team has introduced an updated version of the long-term support for Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (Desktop, Server, Cloud and Core editions).

Version 12.04.3 includes an updated kernel for the x86 architecture and graphics stack for newly installed systems. As usual, the release contains many fixes, updated installation images that would reduce the volume of downloaded updates after installation, including fixes for serious bugs and security updates that are aimed at maintaining the stability and compatibility of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. At the same time presents similar update Kubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, Edubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, Xubuntu 12.04.3 LTS, Mythbuntu 12.04.3 LTS and Ubuntu Studio 12.04.3 LTS.

Previously installed systems can get all of the changes in Ubuntu 12.04.3 via standard pattern updates. As promised the developers, support issues updates and security fixes for both server and desktop editions of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS will continue until April 2017.

Some of the improvements in version Ubuntu 12.04.3:

GNOME has been updated to version 3.4.2;
– Updated graphics stack, which includes new versions of X.Org-server, Compiz, Mesa and video drivers for chips Intel, AMD and NVIDIA;
– In Xubuntu, Mythbuntu, Ubuntu Studio, and Kubuntu adds support boot on systems with Active Mode UEFI Secure Boot with using the regular boot signed by key Microsoft;
LibreOffice has been updated to 3.5.4;
– Integrated significant portion of the shell corrections for Unity;
– Default music player has been switched to Rhythmbox;
– Updated versions of a few dozen applications. And much more.

Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS Officially released