According to Ubuntu Developer Canonical, the Next Ubuntu LTS which will be Ubuntu 18.04 (Codename: “Bionic Beaver”). Beaver is a large amphibious animal (which most of you have seen or know), while Bionic symbolizes Robotics.
Leaving aside it’s cool and awesome codename, we are already curious about the upcoming features and release dates. In the Ubuntu Artful Aardvark Release, they didn’t release a 32-Bit Version of the OS. So there is certainly some level of unexpected nature in Ubuntu 18.04 Release.
But, before going into the features list, let’s see the Ubuntu 18.04 release Schedules.
Ubuntu 18.04 Release Dates:
Ubuntu Bionic Beaver release schedule and expected final stable release date have been made public. The Alpha release occurred on 1st February 2018. The final stable release will be on April 26th, 2018.
- Alpha Release: 1st February
- Feature Freeze, Debian Import Freeze: 1st March
- Beta 1 Release: 8th March
- Final Beta Release: 5th April
- Final Freeze, Release Candidate: 19th April
- Final Ubuntu 18.04 release: 26th April
Like All Linux Distro Developers, Ubuntu developers at Canonical always maintain their punctual development timeline, making the above release dates to be pretty accurate. Despite a few technical difficulties occurred during in the development, any minor changes in release schedule is possible. Still, you have a solid idea when to throw an Ubuntu release party.
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beave Features:
- Shift to GNOME Desktop Environment – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS may offer a new kind of user experience. With Bionic Beaver, Ubuntu is shifted from Unity DE to GNOME desktop as default with minor modifications. A GNOME 3.28 will be shipped with Ubuntu 18.04
- Updated Kernel – Bionic Beaver is expected to be powered by Linux kernel 4.15.
- New Desktop, Theme and Icons – We can expect a Flat UI in Ubuntu Bionic Beaver (looking at current market trend).
- Easy And Minimal Installation Manager
- Collecting User Data – You can “Opt-Out” for this option while installing. Even though your data will not be shared with 3rd party.
- Colorful Emoji – Yes Finally Emojis in Linux.
- Shorter Boot Time – It will be an interesting thing to see.
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