On August 4, 2016, Canonical will announce the fifth and last point release of its long-term supported Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) operating system, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS.
Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS (Trusty Tahr) will offer users the latest Linux kernel and graphics stacks from the current LTS (Long Term Support) version of the operating system, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
However, Canonical is also informing those who chose to remain on the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS platform until its end of life that, by the time the Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS point release is out, they will no longer provide security updates and bug fixes for older hardware enablement (HWE) stacks for the Trusty Tahr operating system.
Therefore, Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS will be a crucial update for all users of any of the previous Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) versions, including Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, and Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Canonical encourages them to update their systems to Ubuntu 14.04.5 LTS on August 4 or move to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus).
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht