Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS released

In today's open source roundup: Download Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. Plus: MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon review, and the best Linux distros for 2015

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

The second point release of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty Tahr is available for download. OMG Ubuntu has all the details of what's in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS.

Sam Tran reports for OMG Ubuntu:

As a Long Term Support release, Ubuntu 14.04.2 includes an updated hardware enablement stack that includes the 3.16 Linux kernel and an updated version of the Xorg display server. The 3.16 kernel, released back in August and included in Ubuntu 14.10, comes with a raft of features including new Kepler GPU support, many fixes to Btrfs, and – for the gamers with PS4s – support for DualShock 4 controllers.

The new hardware enablement stack will be installed by default if you install from 14.04.2 installation media, but if you’re humming along nicely with the current versions of Xorg and the Linux kernel on 14.04 and 14.04.1, fear not – the new stack is not installed by default and is completely opt-in.

More at OMG Ubuntu

You can use these links to download Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS:

Ubuntu Desktop and Server

Ubuntu Netboot

Ubuntu Core

Edubuntu DVD

Kubuntu

Lubuntu

Ubuntu Studio

Ubuntu GNOME

UbuntuKylin

Xubuntu

Mythbuntu

The Ubuntu Wiki has details of all the changes between Ubuntu 14.04.1 and 14.04.2:

This is a brief summary of bugs fixed between Ubuntu 14.04.1 and 14.04.2. This summary covers only changes to packages in main and restricted, which account for all packages in the officially-supported CD images; there are further changes to various packages in universe and multiverse. Some of these fixes were by Ubuntu developers directly, while others were by upstream developers and backported to Ubuntu. For full details, see the individual package changelogs.

In addition to the bugs listed below, this update includes all security updates from the Ubuntu Security Notice list affecting Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that were released up to and including February 17, 2015. The last update included was USN-2502-1 (unzip vulnerabilities).

More at Ubuntu Wiki

MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon review

MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon is a Debian-based distro that focuses on providing a user-friendly desktop system. DistroWatch did a full review of MakuluLinux 2.0 Cinnamon and liked what it found.

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