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The Kubuntu community is proud to announce the release of 12.04 LTS, the Precise Pangolin: the next Long Term Support version of our friendly OS.
Built on Ubuntu's core and polished with KDE’s applications and workspaces, Kubuntu 12.04 LTS is a grand example of friendly, fast, and beautiful software. We recommend it as the perfect OS for casual users, students, Linux gamers, software developers, professionals, and anyone interested in a free, open platform that is both beautiful and useful.
Getting Kubuntu 12.04 LTS
Upgrading from Previous Versions
Direct upgrades to 12.04 are only possible from 10.04 LTS and 11.10.
Download a Disk Image
Instructions for burning the image to a CD/DVD or USB flash drive can be found on the Burning ISO Howto.
Updates from the KDE community
Plasma and Applications 4.8
The latest stable release of KDE's Plasma Workspaces and Applications brings new features and improvements all around. Highlights include:
- Improvements in speed and rendering in Dolphin
- Redesigned power management configuration - settings are now Activity-aware
- New Icon Tasks provides an alternative icon-only taskbar
This new and improved version of the default music player features re-written USB mass storage support, native support for remote NFS & SMB/CIFS collections, GPodder.net podcast synchronization, and an integrated Amazon MP3 store.
For more information have a look at the release announcement for Amarok 2.5
New from Kubuntu
The Kubuntu team is proud to present our new suite of tools for installing and managing software. Installing of .deb packages, updating, and software management is all part of this new, integrated suite, specifically designed to work with Debian style package management. Check out Jonathan Thomas’s Blog for more info.
Muon Software Center
Accessing thousands of free applications for your computer has never been easier. The Muon Software Center provides an easy-to-use way to access extra applications, games and accessories to further customize your desktop. Applications come with ratings and reviews for each application from the wider Ubuntu community, as well as with screenshot previews to help you make informed decisions.
Muon Package Manager
For the budding system administrator, the Muon Package Manager provides a powerful feature set with a usability-driven interface. With its lightning-fast quick-search and extensive filtering abilities, you should have no trouble finding exactly the right package. From selective upgrades to package pinning to mass package removal, the Muon Package Manager should give you every tool you need to quickly and efficiently administer your system.
New Applications Available
We have provided some new and interesting software for use. These are available for download and are also be found on the DVD image.
How to get/install/hardware
From the Ubuntu Community
Read the Common Infrastructure page for changes and features found in the Ubuntu core for 12.04 LTS.
We want to hear your opinions about Kubuntu 11.10.
Do we “Amarok”?
- Did a feature make or break your day?
- What do you flat-out dislike?
Take a look at the Ubuntu Code of Conduct, try Kubuntu 12.04 LTS and head on over to the Feedback Page. Your input is an invaluable resource, so do take the time to write down your thoughts and let us know what you think!