Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) released
adconrad at ubuntu.com
Thu Oct 18 17:42:12 UTC 2018
The Ubuntu team is very pleased to announce our seventh long-term support
release, Ubuntu 18.10 for Desktop, Server, Cloud, and Core.
Codenamed "Cosmic Cuttlefish", 18.10 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 4.18 based Linux kernel,
our default toolchain has moved to gcc 8.2 with glibc 2.28, and we've
also 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-driven
Yaru theme replacing our long-serving Ambiance and Radiance themes. We
are shipping the latest GNOME 3.30, Firefox 63, LibreOffice 6.1.2, and
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:
intenance updates will be provided for 9 months for all flavours
releasing with 18.10.
To get Ubuntu 18.10
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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:
As always, upgrades to the latest version of Ubuntu are entirely free
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caveats, workarounds for known issues, as well as more in-depth notes
on the release itself. They are available at:
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On behalf of the Ubuntu Release Team,
... Adam Conrad
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