Seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Bionic Beaver". Released on April 26, 2018. Will reach End of Standard Support (ESS) in April 2023. Only use this tag for version-specific questions.

Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) was released on April 26, 2018 and is supported until April 2023.

Release notes: Bionic Beaver

The seventh stable and Long Term Support (LTS) release of Ubuntu. Canonical will provide support for five years due to popularity of LTS usage in businesses:

  • Two years of support will include hardware updates
  • Remaining three years will consist of maintenance upgrades.

Notable new features:

  • Linux kernel 4.15
  • Preliminary support for WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
  • BTRFS swap file support
  • ifupdown has been deprecated in favor of netplan.io and is no longer present on new installs

Flavors and editions:

Ubuntu Flavors available under 18.04 LTS (questions on all are allowed):

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS variants are not commercially supported by Canonical.

Ubuntu Editions available under 18.04 LTS (questions on all are allowed):

Ubuntu releases: