The second point release, Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support), was finally released a few hours ago.
The Ubuntu team is pleased to announce the release of Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Long-Term Support) for its Desktop, Server, and Cloud products, as well as other flavours of Ubuntu with long-term support.
Like previous LTS series’, 16.04.2 includes hardware enablement stacks for use on newer hardware. This support is offered on all architectures except for 32-bit powerpc, and is installed by default when using one of the desktop images. Ubuntu Server defaults to installing the GA kernel, however you may select the HWE kernel from the installer bootloader.
As usual, this point release includes many updates, 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 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
To upgrade to this point release, simply launch Software Updater (Update Manager) and install all available updates. You can check result by running command cat /etc/issue in terminal:
The 16.04.2 ships with an updated kernel (Linux Kernel 4.8) and X stack by default for the desktop in the ISO images.
For previous point releases, you need to run command to install the new kernel and X stack:
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends xserver-xorg-hwe-16.04