Following the release of Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth announced that Ubuntu 18.04, which would be an LTS release, is going to be called “Bionic Beaver.” While Beaver refers to a large, amphibious rodent with smooth fur and sharp teeth, Bionic is an ode to the robotics and artificial body parts.
We also conducted a little poll on Fossbytes regarding the name. About 80% visitors loved the codename. Others suggested names like Ballsy Baboon, Busy Bee, Bumble Bee, etc. This also brings us to the next step, i.e., exploring what could be the expected features of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. In case you’re running an LTS release and planning to make perform the upgrade to 18.04, things are surely going to be pretty exciting for you.
But, before digging into the features aspect, let’s tell you about the Ubuntu 18.04 release date.
Canonical has made the Bionic Beaver release schedule public and expected release date isn’t surprising. The first Alpha for opt-in flavors is expected to ship on January 4th, 2018. The final stable release will be available on April 26th, 2018. Currently, you can grab the daily builds for your testing purposes.
Submitted by: Arnfried Walbrecht