Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Beta Released for Opt-In Flavors, Download Now

With a one-day delay, the Ubuntu Release Team announced today the availability of the first beta release of its upcoming Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) operating system series, but only for opt-in flavors.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) had one of the busiest development cycles, especially due to the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities, but also because of other causes, including the not very well planned release schedule.

For example, the opt-in flavors were supposed to get two alpha releases, the first one within a week and a half after the New Year’s Eve and the second one on February 1st. None of these alpha milestones happened, so that’s why we’re now seeing the beta.

While Ubuntu itself never participates in the first beta release, the developers of various of the official flavors were busy thi… (read more)

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