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Brief: This is a continually updated article to inform you about Ubuntu 18.04 release date, features and everything important associated with it.
Ubuntu’s founder Mark Shuttleworth has revealed the codename of Ubuntu 18.04. It’s called Bionic Beaver.

This is not surprising considering the logic behind the codename and versioning of Ubuntu releases.

If you are into science fiction,…

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  1. Missing: It seems Ubuntu has learned the lesson and it is moving back to Xorg as the default display server. Wayland will still be available as an option and users will be able to switch to the display server of their liking
    8. Ubuntu will be collecting system usage data (unless you choose to stop that)

    Ubuntu has been criticized in the past for including Amazon web app and online search by default in the past. But it has not deterred Canonical from taking another controversial decision.

    Ubuntu 18.04 will be collecting some system usage data unless you choose to opt out of it.

    Here’s the kind of data Ubuntu 18.04 will be collecting:

    Version and flavor of Ubuntu you’re installing
    Whether you have network connectivity at install time
    Hardware statistics such as CPU, RAM, GPU, etc
    Device manufacturer
    Your country
    Time taken to complete the installation
    Whether you choose auto login, installing third-party codecs, downloading updates during install
    Disk layout
    Ubuntu Popcorn service will track the popularity of applications and packages
    Crash reports

    The result of the data thus collected will be available to the public for analytical purposes.
    9. New installer for Ubuntu 18.04 Server edition

    Until now, Ubuntu has used Debian’s text-based installer for its server editions. However, the server edition of Ubuntu 18.04 will use the new subiquity installer.

    Dustin Kirkland of Canonical showcased the installer in a blog post.

    Ubuntu 18.04 Subiquity installer
    Download Ubuntu 18.04

    Ubuntu 18.04 daily builds are available to download now. It means that you can download and install it.

    But before you do that, let me tell you that it is in very unstable phase and you’ll encounter a number of issues. So don’t use it on your production system or on your regular computer. If you want to try it out or test to help Ubuntu team, you can get the images from the link below:

    Get Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver Daily Builds (Unstable)
    What else?

    I’ll keep on updating on all the major happenings around 18.04. If you have something to add to this list, feel free to inform me in the comment section.

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