The most awaited Ubuntu LTS release is now available for download worldwide. Canonical has released Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on 26 April 2018. This LTS release involves plenty of bug fixes, security updates, and newer Linux kernel which also offers the brand new functionality of GNU/Linux.
According to developers, the latest Ubuntu release ships with lots of kernel panic fixes and vulnerabilities patches, from which one of them is meltdown and spectre.
As usual like other LTS release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS also offers Long Term Support for 5 years. Users who do not want to download the ISO can simply update to Ubuntu 18.04 via software updater.
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We are aware that canonical have discontinued the support of Unity and Ubuntu phone project. But just like Ubuntu 17.10, the new Ubuntu long term release has also shipped with Gnome 3.28 with updated extensions.
Canonical has also released an option of “minimal install” during installation of Ubuntu. This will enable users to install fewer applications and utilities excluding some packages.
Here is the some screenshots of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
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Watch the below video for more information about Ubuntu 18.04:
Here are the Some featured updates of Ubuntu 18.04:
- Gnome Desktop environment is updated to 3.28
- Latest Libre Office of 6.0
- To-Do Application is installed by default
- Minimal install option has been introduced
- Emojis are now enabled by default
- Gnome on X.Org is the default login option where Gnome on wayland is available for testing purposes. It will be stable on next Ubuntu LTS release.
- Linux Kernel is updated to 4.15
If you are planning for upgrade, you can grab the Ubuntu installation image from here. Else,you can straight away upgrade via software updater.
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: Python 2 is no longer installed by default. Python 3 has been updated to 3.6. This is the last LTS release to include Python 2 in main 😉
Yes, As you can see canonical is somehow re-building the whole Ubuntu they have come from unity to gnome and every LTS release they are changing the shape of their Ubuntu/Linux.
Excellent starting point. I am going to bookmark this.
One thing that you left out is resource sharing: disable or enable/configure
Thanks for sharing, we will update it too in our article