Canonical releases Ubuntu Linux 24.04 LTS 'Noble Numbat'


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Aug 17, 2017
Following a short beta test period, Canonical today released Ubuntu Linux 24.04 LTS. Codenamed “Noble Numbat,” this version promises enhanced performance, security, and developer productivity. Available for download at Ubuntu’s official site, this release marks a significant update supported for at least 12 years, emphasizing Canonical’s commitment to long-term support.

Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical, highlighted the release’s focus, “Ubuntu 24.04 LTS takes a bold step into performance engineering and confidential computing to deliver an enterprise-grade innovation platform.” This version introduces TCK certified Java, LTS for .NET, and the latest Rust toolchain, catering extensively to developer needs.

Ubuntu 24.04 LTS leverages the new Linux 6.8 kernel, enhancing syscall performance and introducing nested KVM support on ppc64el platforms, along with the innovative bcachefs filesystem. Performance enhancements include the integration of low-latency features in the default kernel and enabling frame pointers across all 64-bit architectures to facilitate detailed system profiling.

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