The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS(Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
Like previous LTS series, 18.04.4 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images.
Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel; however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.
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 18.04 LTS.
Kubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu MATE 18.04.4 LTS, Lubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, Ubuntu Kylin 18.04.4 LTS, and Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS are also now available. More details can be found in their individual
release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours
Maintenance updates will be provided for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, Ubuntu Cloud, and Ubuntu Base. All the remaining flavours will be supported for 3 years.
To get Ubuntu 18.04.4
In order to download Ubuntu 18.04.4, visit: https://ubuntu.com/download
Users of Ubuntu 16.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.04.4 via Update Manager. For further information about upgrading, see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BionicUpgrades
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.