Edubuntu 12.04.1 Release Announcement

Edubuntu Long-Term Support

Earlier this year, the Edubuntu project released its very first Long Term Support (LTS) version. Edubuntu 12.04 LTS will receive security updates and critical updates for 5 years.

So far Edubuntu 12.04 LTS has received great reviews and we believe it's the best Edubuntu release to date, not just in terms of the product that's been released, but also project-wise.

Here are some of the things people have been saying about Edubuntu 12.04 so far:

  • "The truth is, you wont know how great Edubuntu is until you try it." - peeweepc.com
  • "All in all Edubuntu 12.04 is an excellent release in every respect and carries the contribution of FOSS to the World and Humanity in the field of Education further." muktware.com
  • "Edubuntu is quite simply the best and the most popular education-oriented Linux distribution around. " - techsource
  • "While the system isn't perfect, Edubuntu is ready for what it promises. Even though it lacks organization and description of programs, the distribution is an almost complete tool for education."
  • - guiadopc.com (Quote translated from Greek)

Edubuntu's First LTS Point Release

The Edubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Edubuntu 12.04.1. This marks the first LTS point release for this LTS lifecycle. The point release includes all the bug fixes and improvements that have been applied to Edubuntu 12.04 LTS since it has been released. It also includes updated hardware support and installer fixes. If you have an Edubuntu 12.04 LTS system and have applied all the available updates, then your system will already be on 12.04.1 LTS and there is no need to re-install. For new installations, installing from the updated media is recommended since it will be installable on more systems than before and will require drastically less updates than installing from the original 12.04 LTS media.

  • Information on where to download the Edubuntu 12.04.1 LTS media is available from the Downloads page.
  • We do not ship free Edubuntu discs at this time, however, there are 3rd party distributors available who ship discs at reasonable prices listed on the Edubuntu Martketplace

Although Edubuntu 10.04 systems will ask for upgrade to 12.04.1, it's not an officialy supported upgrade path. Testing however indicated that this usually works if you're ready to make some minor adjustments afterwards.

To ensure that the Edubuntu 12.04 LTS series will continue to work on the latest hardware as well as keeping quality high right out of the box, we will release another 3 point releases before the next long term support release is made available in 2014. More information is available on the release schedule page on the Ubuntu wiki.

The release notes are available from the Ubuntu Wiki.

Thanks for your support and interest in Edubuntu!