Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 LTS ‘Bionic Beaver’ for AI, Machine Learning and Software Development Released
Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) now available, Canonical group, brings a lot of new features, improvements in most used Linux distribution ever.
New changes and features are quite impressive than previous once such as Multi-cloud infrastructure, services for AI and machine learning.
Ubuntu dropped Unity and now its time to use GNOME, the latest release will support up to 2023 as it names LTS known as Long-term Support. Ubuntu 18.04 is the latest release for users who only updates long-term support version beciuaseBionic Beaver is the first release in ubuntu which comes with full GNOME support.
Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver New Features
The first change in latest ubuntu, Default wallpaper is changed which is the first thing you notice if you coming from ubuntu 16.04.
No More Unity, GNOME 3.28
As we already talked about Unity, GNOME is the newest and well-refined Desktop environment for Ubuntu. GNOME is default desktop environment which is previously introduced in Ubuntu 17.10 and it is an awesome and most significant change in Ubuntu distribution.
Increased Boot Speed
Canonical brings increased speed in the boot of Ubuntu 18.04, as a canonical group said, Using systemd’s features, bottlenecks will be recognized and tackled to boot the latest Ubuntu as instantly as possible.
If you installing fresh ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver then you see new option Minimal Installation. This feature is nothing but regular ubuntu installation with less software such as stock android which comes only with essential apps and some tweaks.
Installed Minimal ubuntu with this, then you can notice very simple and fewer utilities on your system such as the only browser with some needful utilities. Just want ubuntu terminal or you want to install additional software, tweaks and utilities later then you can go with this option.
Improved Linux Kernel 4.15
Linux kernel is one of the important updates in latest Ubuntu version, Firstly this distribution set to have Linux Kernel 14.04 but later Kernel team shared that will concentrate on Kernel 4.15 for the Bionic Beaver 18.04 LTS release.
Installing Application using PPA is simple
Previously if you want to install applications via PPA, it involves three steps and three commands.
- Add New Repository
- Update System
- Install application
First of all, you have to manually add the repository from which you are going to install an app, later you must update system and repo then install an application. this is a very lengthy process, Thanx to Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 which reduced this process significantly.
Now if you added new repository then it will automatically fetch new updates, indirectly in also runs sudo apt-get update after adding the repository by itself.
It saves time and some minor issues which many users face while updating such as locked partitions etc.
XORG is the default display
As Ubuntu introduced new display server in ubuntu 17.04 named as ‘Wayland‘, but it raises major issues with some applications. The application won’t compatible with this and raises problems. So to reduce this issue XORG is default display server in Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 again.
Wayland is still available for users if they want to install it manually, ubuntu learned something from this Wayland and XORG and made XORG default display server again.
New File Manager
The new file manager is a little bit impressive, icons are separated and columns are well arranged than previous version.
It looks more pleasant and gives a smooth performance which switching between folders and files.
Control System Data Usage
Ubuntu previously faces many times this issue, for including default search and Amazon web app. but from this update, you can control data usage and sharing information with distributors.
Ubuntu 18.04 will be collecting some system usage data unless you choose to opt out of it.
Here’s the kind of data Ubuntu 18.04 will be collecting:
- Version and flavor of Ubuntu you’re installing
- Whether you have network connectivity at install time
- Hardware statistics such as CPU, RAM, GPU, etc
- Device manufacturer
- Your country
- Time is taken to complete the installation
- Whether you choose auto login, installing third-party codecs, downloading updates during install
- Disk layout
- Ubuntu Popcon service will track the popularity of applications and packages
- Crash reports
Support for Color Emojis
Bionic Beaver introduced Native support for color emojis by default. previously only monochrome emojis were supported.
you can adopt new emojis just using some tweaks but Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04 included it by default Huraaaaaaaaaaay!
Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop New Theme
Ubuntu 18.04 replaced old Ambience theme with a new GTK theme. This new theme won’t come by default but still you can use new theme ‘Communitheme’ by following commands.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:communitheme/ppa
sudo apt update
Install New Theme:
sudo apt install ubuntu-communitheme-session
The new theme is not come yet because of some bugs and delay in deep testing.
Download Ubuntu Latest Version 18.04
You can download Latest Ubuntu distribution know as Bionic beaver on their official website here and taste the latest version of Linux and its cool features.
You can test this version using Live cd, ubuntu live USB and direct installation.
Ubuntu is open source and Ubuntu free download from their official site.
Link to Official Ubuntu: Official Ubuntu 18.04 download page
This distribution or we called it version is LTS, Ubuntu lts includes Long Term Support means many significant updates will come in future.