Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS released, here is how to upgrade now

Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS is the first point release of six scheduled releases.

The first point release of the Bionic Beaver is out now. Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS is the first increment out of six planned releases before the 18.10 plunge. Like any other point releases, this version also includes all the latest applications, security updates, and updates that released after April 26th, 2018, when the Bionic Beaver was released.

What’s New in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

Here are some critical updates in this version of Ubuntu.

  • Speed up unattended-upgrade
  • Don’t start or gracefully stop upgrade on battery
  • Restore File > New Tab menu item in the Terminal
  • Fix transparency issue on Wayland display server
  • Fix support for installation on NVMe with RAID1
  • Stable Update manager
  • New Thunderbolt option added. Go to settings -> devices -> thunderbolt to configure it

Is there a new Linux Kernel Version?

If you are looking for new Linux Kernel, sorry to disappoint you, this point release doesn’t carry new kernel version. According to Canonical’s schedule, a new HWE Kernel will be available in 18.04.2 point release.Ubuntu 18.04.x Kernel Support Schedule

Ubuntu 18.04.x Kernel Support ScheduleIf you are looking for every bits and piece of updates, head over to official release notes.

Upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.1 from Ubuntu 18.04

If you are on Ubuntu 18.04 and your PC is getting updates installed as they come, you don’t need to do anything. Ubuntu will get automatically upgraded. But if you can’t wait for the automatic update to kick in, you can manually force an update. Here are the steps:

Step 1) Launch “Terminal.” You can do that by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T simultaneously.

Step 2) Enter the following command:

sudo apt update

Step 3) Enter the following command and press enter:

sudo apt upgrade

Pay attention to the progress in the ‘Terminal.’ You must enter ‘Y’ and press enter.

That it!

You can confirm if your PC is upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04.1 by entering the following command in the Terminal:

lsb_release -a

Ubuntu 18.04.1 upgraded

You should use the current version in the “Description.” Alternatively, you can go to “Settings” > “Details” “About” app.

Check Ubuntu version
Check Ubuntu version

Download Ubuntu 18.04.1

Newcomers to Ubuntu can grab the ISO image from below links, make a live USB and test the drive latest version of Ubuntu!

Download Ubuntu 18.04.1 64-Bit

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