After the release of Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu team has started working on its upcoming release Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The last Ubuntu LTS was 16.04 released in 2016. I am very excited and waiting for the upcoming Ubuntu release 18.04 LTS.
A brumous development cycle always makes for cool-headed work and brisk progress on the back of breem debate.
As always, 18.04 LTS will represent the sum of all our interests.
It’s builders that we celebrate – the people that build our upstream applications and packages, the people who build Ubuntu, and the people who build on Ubuntu. In honour of that tireless toil, our mascot this cycle is a mammal known for it’s energetic attitude, industrious nature and engineering prowess. We give it a neatly nerdy 21st century twist in honour of the relentless robots running Ubuntu Core. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you 18.04 LTS, the Bionic Beaver.
— Mark Shuttleworth (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/1518)
Ubuntu 18.04 Codename
Mark Shuttleworth (Founder of Ubuntu) has revealed the codename of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS to Bionic Beaver. Where
Bionic – Artificial, typically electromechanical, body part or parts.
Beaver – The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent.
Ubuntu 18.04 Release Schedule
As per the Ubuntu official schedule, the following dates are available for the different milestone for the development. The Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) release date is set for April 26, 2018.
Ubuntu 18.04 ISO daily build is available to download from its official website.
Whats new in Ubuntu 18.04?
1. The New Icon Theme – Suru will be the new default icon theme for the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release.
2. Support Color Emoji – The Ubuntu 18.04 is going to support native color emoji. Up to Ubuntu 17.10 versions, Ubuntu only support monochrome emojis, which doesn’t looks good.