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Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" LTS and Kubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" LTS


Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" LTS (64-bit)

Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" is a new Long Term Support (LTS) edition, which means it will receive five years of updates and technical support. The latest Ubuntu ships with Linux Kernel 4.15, which includes improved power management and support for AMD secure memory encryption. The new edition also comes with migrations to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown attacks. A new minimum install option lets you set up a basic desktop environment with only a web browser and core system utilities.

Kubuntu 18.04 "Bionic Beaver" LTS (32-bit)

Kubuntu is an Ubuntu flavor based on the popular KDE Plasma desktop. The latest version comes with Kubuntu 5.12 LTS, which includes stability improvements and "updates to major packages like Krita, KStars, KDE Connect, Firefox, and LibreOffice." KDE Plasma is built with the Qt toolkit and supports easy integration with mobile phones and tablets.

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