Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Codename and Release Date are Out Now!

Jonathan MathewsPublic

Ubuntu’s founder Mark Shuttleworth has just 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. All Ubuntu releases are codenamed with two words, both starting with the same letter. The first word of the codename is an adjective and the second word is usually an endangered species and sometimes mythical characters. The release codenames are in incremental order as well.

Since Ubuntu 17.10. is named Artful Aardvark, it was obvious that Ubuntu 18.04 release name will start with the letter B. Now let’s dig into the codename of Ubuntu 18.04.

If you are into science fiction, you should already know the meaning of bionic. Bionic refers to having an artificial, electromechanical body part.

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