Kubuntu 8.04.2 Released

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sun Feb 22 04:31:47 GMT 2009

The Kubuntu team is proud to announce the release of Kubuntu 8.04.2, the
second and final maintenance update to Kubuntu's 8.04 release.  This release
includes updated desktop, and alternate installation CDs for the i386 and 
amd64 architectures.  This update is provided in recognition that the current
Kubuntu release (8.10) with its cutting edge KDE 4 desktop is not yet
appropriate for all users.

In all, over 200 updates have been integrated, 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 Kubuntu 8.04.

To Get Kubuntu 8.04.2

To download Kubuntu 8.04.2 visit:


Note: The alternate (non-live CD) for AMD64 is slightly over the normal size
limit used in Kubuntu. It is still smaller than standard CD capacities, but if
your CD burner has trouble with this image due to size, you should consider
one of the other images.

We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document
caveats and workarounds for known issues.  They are available at:


About Kubuntu 8.04.2

This is the second maintenance release of Kubuntu 8.04, which
continues to be supported with maintenance updates and security fixes
until October 2009.

Over 200 post-release updates have been integrated, and a number of
bugs in the installation system have been corrected.  These include
security updates and corrections for other high-impact bugs, with a
focus on maintaining stability and compatibility with Kubuntu 8.04.

For the full release announcement see http://www.kubuntu.org/node/69

Helping Shape Kubuntu

If you would like to help shape Kubuntu, take a look at the list of ways
you can participate at


If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but
aren't sure, try asking on the #kubuntu channel on irc.ubuntu.com, on
the Kubuntu Users mailing list, or on the Kubuntu forums:


About Kubuntu

Kubuntu is a full-featured Linux distribution for desktops and laptops built 
top of the K Desktop Environment (KDE), with a fast and easy install and 
regular releases.  A tightly-integrated selection of excellent applications 
is included, and an incredible variety of add-on software is just a few clicks

Professional technical support is available from Canonical Limited and
hundreds of other companies around the world.  For more information about
support, visit http://www.ubuntu.com/support

More Information

You can find out more about Kubuntu on our website:

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