Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Features, Release Date, GNOME First Look

Ubuntu is one of the most user friendly linux distros of all time. It is the most widely used linux OS across the globe. There has been a live community behind the development, testing and updates are being released on a regular basis. After the release of Ubuntu 17.10 on Oct 19 2017, they are working on the next version of Ubuntu – Ubuntu 18.04, with so many changes and new features.

Code name

Code name of the new ubuntu 18.04 was revealed by Mark Shuttleworth and is going to be called “Bionic Beaver

New Features

Improved Cloud Computing Architecture

Ubuntu is an OS that is currently doing wonders in the field of cloud computing. In AWS and other hosting providers, Ubuntu is the most used and preferred OS by System Administrators, Bloggers, Developers all alike.

You all probably know that most public cloud workloads, and most private Linux cloud infrastructures, depend on Ubuntu. – Shuttleworth

Some of the most common cloud deployments like Paypal, Netflix, Reddit, Uber run on Ubuntu. It provides most cost effective but efficient solution and offer all the expert knowledge, software, services and support your requirement. Developers are taking lots of effort in improving the current Cloud Computing Setup in the next ubuntu.

Better IoT Support

From line followers to drones, highly complex robots and industrial machines, ubuntu provides OS, tools and updates for IoT in a regular basis.

You might also know that most of the IoT work in auto, robotics, networking, and machine learning is also on Ubuntu, with Canonical providing commercial services on many of those initiatives. The number and size of commercial engagements around Ubuntu on cloud and IoT has grown materially and consistently.

Each new release of Ubuntu brings exciting new hardware to Ubuntu users.

Here you will find all the IoT certified Hardware that are supported in Ubuntu Releases. In Ubuntu 18.04 release, we can expect a lot more supported IoT devices.

Major Changes

GNOME Desktop Environment instead of Unity


In a blogpost Shuttleworth announced that they have ending their relationship with Unity8 and the desktop environment of next version of Ubuntu will be switched back to GNOME

I’m writing to let you know that we will end our investment in Unity8, the phone and convergence shell. We will shift our default Ubuntu desktop back to GNOME for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. – Shuttleworth

Click Here to view full Announcement

Release Date

The next version of Ubuntu ie Ubuntu 18.04 will be released somewhere around April 2018. This release was announced by shuttleworth on April 05 2017

More Details will be Updated Here Soon



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