Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has been released. The new version of Ubuntu is available in Desktop, Server, Cloud and core variants, and it is a long-term support release which means that the Desktop, Server, Core and Kylin releases will be supported for five years until April 2023.
You can download the release version by following links in the release notes. The main Ubuntu website and download pages have yet to be updated.
Ubuntu systems running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or Ubuntu 17.10 can be upgraded in the following way:
The new Ubuntu release features lots of changes. Here is a list of important changes in the new version of the Linux distribution:
The new release has a relatively large list of known issues. You can check out the release notes for a full list of issues. Below is just a selection of issues that may affect lots of users:
Check out the release notes for Server issues and release notes.
Ubuntu displays a "what's new in Ubuntu" screen on first start. It highlights several areas in which the new Ubuntu 18.04 LTS interface differs from previous versions of Ubuntu.
Specifically mentioned are the window switcher, application menu, clock and calendar, launcher, apps button, close button and system menu.
You may want to go through the different pages. The third asks for permission to submit data to Ubuntu and is enabled by default. You may want to switch it to "No, don't send system info"
The makers of Ubuntu announced recently that they wanted to collect more Telemetry data.
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