Ubuntu developers at Canonical have just released a second support release for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for Desktop and Server products. The release added support to boot Ubuntu 12.04.2 on systems using UEFI firmware with secured boot enabled.

This update comes with the updated Linux kernel which includes a workaround for the UEFI boot panic on Samsung Series 9 laptops. This updated release will hopefully put that to rest.

For more about this, including the download links, please click here.

As with all Ubuntu releases, this one also includes many security updates, bug fixes, patches for software with focus on maintaining stability and compatibility. To download individual versions of Ubuntu, use the links below:

Kubuntu: http://www.kubuntu.org/news/12.04.2-release

Edubuntu: http://www.edubuntu.org/news/12.04.2-release

Mythbuntu: http://www.mythbuntu.org/home/news/12042released

Ubuntu Studio: http://ubuntustudio.org/2013/02/ubuntu-studio-12-04-2-lts-precise-pangolin-release-notes/

Users of Ubuntu 10.04, 11.10 will also be offered the ability to automatically upgrade via Update Manager.

To learn how to upgrade Ubuntu via Update Manager, read this post.