New questions about 18.04 are now off-topic, unless asking how to update to a supported version. Seventh LTS (Long Term Support) release of Ubuntu, code-named "Bionic Beaver". Released on April 26, 2018. Reached End of Standard Support (ESS) in April 2023.
Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) was released on April 26, 2018 and entered ESM in April 2023.
New questions on Ubuntu 18.04 are off-topic, unless you are asking how to upgrade to a version in current standard support.
Release notes: Bionic Beaver
- Two years of support included hardware updates
- Remaining three years consisted of maintenance upgrades.
Notable new features:
- Linux kernel 4.15
- Preliminary support for WiFi 6 (802.11ax)
- BTRFS swap file support
ifupdownhas been deprecated in favor of
netplan.ioand is no longer present on new installs
Flavors and editions:
Ubuntu Flavors available under 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS variants are not commercially supported by Canonical.
Ubuntu Editions available under 18.04 LTS: