Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS Is Available for Download, Supports UEFI Secure Boot

The latest version of Xubuntu 12.04.2 can be downloaded from Softpedia

Canonical has announced that Xubuntu 12.04.2 (Precise Pangolin) is available for download and it includes a sleuth of new features.

Following on the footsteps of its older brother, Ubuntu 12.04.2, the XFCE-based distribution also received an update, with just as many changes and improvements.

Furthermore, Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin) ships with a newer 3.5.0-23.35 Ubuntu kernel from Quantal, and a matching X.org stack. The Linux kernel is based on the Extended Upstream Stable Kernel Release.

Highlights of Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin):

• The i386 images use a non-PAE kernel. The non-PAE kernel will not be available in future Xubuntu releases;

• Some default shortcuts have been changed, added and deleted;

• Lots of appearance improvements, including new branding and wallpaper, fixes for Greybird, Ubiquity, Plymouth, LightDM, and Terminal themin;

• Syncs, updates and patches from Debian and upstream, including xfce4-power-manager, Ristretto and gmusicbrowser, have been implemented;

• xfdesktop4 was updated in order to bring single-click opening and thumbnail support for the desktop;

• xfce4-settings has been updated in order to include the new mouse and touchpad dialog;

• The Alacarte menu editor is now installed by default and will work with Xfce-related menu items as well;

• Hibernate (suspend to disk) has been disabled by default, as it was found to be unreliable, very slow and confusing to have two suspend modes;

• Backports are now more easily accessible – to enable users to more easily receive new versions of software, the Ubuntu Backports repository is now enabled by default.

• As of 12.04.2, it is possible to install on UEFI systems with Secure Boot enabled.

You can also upgrade from a previous release. The update manager GUI will offer you 11.10 Xubuntu (it shows as Ubuntu, but updates Xubuntu). Alternatively, you can also launch a Terminal and enter the following command

sudo do-release-upgrade

Check out the official announcement for a complete list of changes and improvements.

Download Xubuntu 12.04.2 LTS (Precise Pangolin) right now from Softpedia.

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