Approximately 80 updates have been incorporated into Ubuntu 8.04.3 LTS that address issues within the installer, desktop, server, and general areas. Details on this update are available via the Canonical release announcement. Ubuntu 8.04 LTS is supported on the desktop until April of 2011 while it will be supported on servers until April of 2013. The next Ubuntu release with an extended support status will be next year with Ubuntu 10.4 LTS.
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