Ubuntu Linux version 18.04 LTS (codenamed “Bionic Beaver”) has been released and available for download. Ubuntu Linux is a community-based Linux distribution, and you can download Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS version today. The latest release of Ubuntu brings the best open source technologies together on one platform, with the benefit of free updates for five years. This newest release of Ubuntu Server and desktop heavily focused on supporting cloud computing, IoT, AI, machine learning, 64-bit ARM-based server, and more.
What’s new in Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS (“Bionic Beaver”)?
The gcc is now set to default to compile applications as position independent executables (PIE). It makes more effective use of Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR).
Mitigations are in place to protect against Spectre and Meltdown. Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS includes the latest OpenStack release.
Server apps with version numbers
- Linux kernel 4.15.0
- PHP 7.2.3
- Perl 5.26.1
- Python3 3.6.5 (“Python2 no longer installed by default”)
- LibreOffice 188.8.131.52
- snap/snapd 2.32.5
- LXD (“Linux containers”) 3.0.0
- MariaDB server 10.1
- MySQL server 5.7
- Apache HTTP Server 2.4
- nginx 1.14
- QEMU 2.11.1
- libvirt 4.0
- Open vSwitch 2.9
Download Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) CD/DVD now
You can get Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS CD/DVD iso images directly from Ubuntu servers as follows:
You can use the curl command or wget command to download Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS server as follows:
$ wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso
$ wget http://releases.ubuntu.com/18.04/SHA256SUMS
$ sha256sum ubuntu-18.04-desktop-amd64.iso
$ cat SHA256SUMS
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How long will I get support for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS?
Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS desktop/server/core will get support and updates for five years i.e., until April 2023. All other flavors will get support for three years only.
How to upgrade from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 17.10
At the movement, you can’t upgrade. Upgrades from 17.10 will not be available until a few days after 18.04’s release. Upgrades from 16.04 LTS will not be available until a few days after the 18.04.1 release expected in late July.