Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Final Beta available for download

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Final Stable Build is planned to be released on 26th April

With Ubuntu 18.04 stable build release just around couple of weeks away, Canonical has today released the final beta version. If you have been following us, you might be knowing the complete development story of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. GNOME 3.28 desktop experience is probably among the biggest new features in this version. There is also the color emoji support, and Linux Kernel 4.15.

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Desktop
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Desktop

Bionic Beaver will have a new minimal and normal installation options, which I believe is a new trend setter for other Linux distros. You will also see Xorg display server back as default in place of Wayland. Wayland is still there as an option.

Ubuntu 18.04 Minimal Installation
Ubuntu 18.04 Minimal Installation

GNOME 3.28 has plenty of exciting features, and that alone is a solid reason why you must upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04. Calendar app is enhanced with “To-Do” list capability. In Clocks, it’s now possible to add the UTC timezone to your world times.

From Apps point of view, Bionic Beaver will ship with LibreOffice 6.0, which now includes a new ePUB export filter that lets you save your documents as e-books. New table styles are added. Find toolbar now has a drop-down list of search types to speed up navigation. You also get ten new templates. Citing the increasing use of wide screen monitors, default aspect ratio is now changed to 16:9. Complete list of new default apps is as follows:

CategoryMost Voted Application
Web BrowserMozilla FireFox
Video EditorKdenlive
Screen RecorderOBS
Video PlayerVLC
EmailThunderbird
Text EditorGedit
Office SuiteLibreOffice
Music PlayerVLC
File BrowserNautilus
TerminalGnome Terminal
PDF ReaderEvince
Photo EditorGimp
IRC/MessagingPidgin
CalendarGNOME Calendar
Photo ViewerShotwell
IDEVisual Studio

Finally, you get the Linux Kernel 4.15 which has been fully patched against the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities.

Bionic Beaver Beta can be downloaded today for testing. Note that this build is not supposed to be used on production machines. For that I suggest you to wait until the stable build release planned on April 26th.

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Ubuntu 18.04 development schedule

EventDate
Toolchain UploadedOctober 26th, 2017
Feature Definition FreezeNovember 30th, 2017
Alpha 1 Build ReleaseJanuary 11th, 2018
Alpha 2 Build ReleaseFebruary 1st, 2018
Feature FreezeMarch 1st, 2018
Beta 1 Build ReleaseMarch 8th, 2018
User Interface FreezeMarch 22th, 2018
Documentation String FreezeMarch 29th, 2018
Final Beta Build ReleaseApril 5th, 2018
Linux Kernel Version FreezeApril 12th, 2018
Final Release CandidateApril 19th, 2018
Ubuntu 18.04 ReleaseApril 26th, 2018

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