Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has been released and ready to download

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has been released and ready to download
Great news! Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) has published today. This is a LTS (Long Term Support) version. So Ubuntu 18.04 will be supported for 5 years.

What's new!
Ubuntu wouldn't use Unity as desktop manager. So, it use GNOME Shell desktop. But a huge customisations will make the desktop as like unity. It include 'desktop dock' at left sidebar, which work as Unity launcher but not with dash button.
The keyboard friendly HUD (Heads up display) or Global menus has removed.
Windos controls are now back on the right hand side.
Many keyboard shorcuts have changed.
New login and lock screen added.
System settings app changed to GNOME Settings. It is a wider, cleaner and more organised.
The key softwares which are added by default are all updated version
  •     Firefox 59.0.2
  •     Thunderbird 52
  •     Nautilus (aka ‘Files’) 3.26
  •     LibreOffice 6.0.3
  •     Totem (aka ‘Videos’) 3.28
  •     Rhythmbox 3.4.2
  •     Remmina 1.2.0
  •     Shotwell 0.28

Ubuntu 18.04 system requirements:

  •     2GHz dual core processor (or better)
  •     2GB RAM
  •     25GB of free hard drive space
  •     DVD drive or USB port for install
  •     Internet access

But more RAM will give more faster experience.

As a summery Ubuntu 18.04 has

  • New GNOME Shell desktop
  • ‘Minimal’ install option
  • Linux Kernel 4.15
  • Access to Snap apps
  • Support for color emoji
  • Support for Thunderbolt 3
  • LibreOffice 6.1
  • Set of Snap apps by default
  • New ‘To-Do’ app
  • Python 3.6
  • New installs use Swap files by default
  • Optional Wayland session

According to official announcement the 'main' archive of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years until April 2023. Ubuntu 18.04 LTS will be supported for 5 years for Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server, and Ubuntu Core. Ubuntu Studio 18.04 will be supported for 9 months. All other flavors will be supported for 3 years.

There is no 32 but images for older hardware. So if anybody interested to use ubuntu has to use Ubuntu flavours like Kubuntu, Xubuntu, Ubuntu MATE or Ubuntu Budgie.

Donload Ubuntu 18.04 from official download page.



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