Canonical Announces Ubuntu 18.04 LTS – Here Is What’s New

Canonical officially announced today its Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system for computers, IoT, and cloud environments.

More than six months in the works, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is dubbed “Bionic Beaver” and it’s Canonical’s seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release. It will be supported with security and software updates for five years, until April 2023, during which it will receive no less than five maintenance updates, each one bringing updated kernel and graphics stacks from newer Ubuntu releases.

As expected, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS brings numerous new features and changes, starting with using the X.Org Server as default display server again instead of Wayland, which was used in Ubuntu 17.10. While Canonical plans to re-enable Wayland as default display server in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, for now will be provided as a Technical Preview.

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