What happened to the tube?

Hi. I am working through the Essential Blender and the author wants me to add a tube. There is a screen shot of them in the add menu and I noticed there is a mesh called tube and also another labeled cylinder. I believe it was written with 2.44. I am using 2.45 and noticed that the tube is gone. Is this because a tube is just a cylinder? When I tried learning blender before I think I was using 2.43 and don’t recall the the ability to add a cylinder with the cap/no cap function. Is this why they got rid of the tube because you can just add a cylinder with the caps off?

just turn cap ends off

Also, please post support questions to the support section of the forum.

And yes, tube was removed because both tube and cylinder were consolidated into one.

Thanks,
Martin