Codenamed "Cosmic Cuttlefish", 18.10 continues Ubuntu's proud traditionof integrating the latest and greatest open source technologies into ahigh-quality, easy-to-use Linux distribution. The team has been hard atwork through this cycle, introducing new features and fixing bugs.
The Ubuntu kernel has been updated to the 4.18 based Linux kernel,our default toolchain has moved to gcc 8.2 with glibc 2.28, and we'vealso updated to openssl 1.1.1 and gnutls 3.6.4 with TLS1.3 support.
Ubuntu Desktop 18.04 LTS brings a fresh look with the community-drivenYaru theme replacing our long-serving Ambiance and Radiance themes. We are shipping the latest GNOME 3.30, Firefox 63, LibreOffice 6.1.2, andmany others.
Ubuntu Server 18.10 includes the Rocky release of OpenStack including the clustering enabled LXD 3.0, new network configuration via netplan.io,and iteration on the 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.
More details can be found for these at their individual release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/CosmicCuttlefish/ReleaseNotes#Official_flavours
intenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours releasing with 18.10.
To get Ubuntu 18.10
In order to download Ubuntu 18.10, visit: http://www.ubuntu.com/download
Users of Ubuntu 18.04 will be offered an automatic upgrade to 18.10 if they have selected to be notified of all releases, rather than just LTS upgrades. For further information about upgrading, see: http://www.ubuntu.com/download/desktop/upgrade
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free of charge.
We recommend that all users read the release notes, which document caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes on the release itself. They are available at: http://wiki.ubuntu.com/CosmicCuttlefish/ReleaseNotes
Find out what's new in this release with a graphical overview: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/features
If you have a question, or if you think you may have found a bug but aren't sure, you can try asking in any of the following places:
#ubuntu on irc.freenode.net http://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-users http://www.ubuntuforums.org http://askubuntu.com
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