1Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS Release Gets a New Linux Desktop
Canonical, the lead commercial sponsor behind the Ubuntu Linux distribution, officially released Ubuntu 18.04, the Bionic Beaver, on April 26. This is the first Long Term Support (LTS) Ubuntu release since the launch of Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus in 2016. In contrast to regular releases of Ubuntu, which Canonical supports for up to nine months, the company supports LTS releases for five years. One thing that desktop users will quickly notice in Ubuntu 18.04 is that the Unity desktop that was the default for 16.04 is not being used anymore. Instead, GNOME 3.28 is the default desktop in Ubuntu 18.04. In this slide show, eWEEK looks at some of the highlights of the Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Linux release.
2Bionic Beaver Will Be Supported Until 2023
3Goodbye Unity, Hello GNOME
4Live Patching Comes to Ubuntu
5Minimal Desktop Install
6Firefox Remains the Default Browser
7Built-In Meltdown and Spectre Mitigation
8LibreOffice 6 Brings Open-Source Office Apps
9X Remains the Default Display Server—for Now
10Powered by Linux 4.15
At the core of Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is a Linux 4.15 kernel.