Ubuntu 18.04 LTS frigives

26-04-2018 af: Poul-Henning

I dag sker det så. Den nye version af Ubuntu frigives i dag (26-04-18). Vi er nået til version 18.04 som også er en LTS version (Long Term Support). 18.04 har kodenavnet Bionic Beaver der betyder bæver på dansk.

Rund om i landet holdes forskellige arrangementer i forbindelse med frigivelsen. I Aarhus holdes der releaseparty på DOKK1 den 26-04-2108 fra klokken 15-20 og du er hermed inviteret. Der vil være lidt kaffe og kage og så får du selvfølgelig en mulighed for at få den nyeste version Ubuntu installeret (eller opgradere en eksisterende).

 

 

 Meget nyt er kommet til siden version 16.04. Bland andet har man droppet Unity skrivebordet til fordel for det klassiske GNOME skrivebord. Linuxkernen er den nyeste og mange andre små ting er nye eller rettet fra tidligere.

Du kan selv hente den nye version på Ubuntu's hjemmeside. I skrivende stund er den dog IKKE frigivet endnu men forventes frigivet om nogle timer.


 

Update:

Well, det tog lidt tid inden den endelige frigivelse kom. Men endelig klokken 23.59 UTC kom meddelsen:

 

The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce our seventh long-term support

release, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core.

 

Codenamed "Bionic Beaver", 18.04 LTS continues Ubuntu's proud tradition

of integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into a

high-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard at

work through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.

 

The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.15 based Linux kernel,

with additional support for Linux security module stacking, signing

of POWER host and NV kernels, and improved support for IBM and Intel

hardware enablement from Linux 4.16.

 

Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the GNOME desktop 

environment.  GNOME Shell on Ubuntu is designed to be easy to use for

people upgrading from 16.04 LTS and presents a familiar user interface.

New features for users upgrading from 16.04 LTS include assistance with

logging in to public Wifi hotspots and the Night Light feature to

reduce eye strain in the evenings.

 

18.04 LTS also brings the new minimal installation option which provides

a full desktop with only the essential packages installed, and a tool to

easily enable Canonical LivePatch to apply critical kernel security fixes

without rebooting.

 

Ubuntu Server 18.04 LTS includes the Queens release of OpenStack

including the clustering enabled LXD 3.0, new network configuration via

netplan.io, and a next-generation fast server installer.  Ubuntu Server

brings major updates to industry standard packages available on private

clouds, public clouds, containers or bare metal in your datacentre.

 

The newest Ubuntu Budgie, Kubuntu, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin, Ubuntu MATE, 

Ubuntu Studio, and Xubuntu are also being released today.