Notebookcheck
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

Ubuntu 18.10 will come with a new default theme, improved power management, and more

Ubuntu 18.10 - Communitheme new default interface (Source: Ubuntu blog)
Ubuntu 18.10 - Communitheme new default interface (Source: Ubuntu blog)
Scheduled to arrive in October, Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" will still use GNOME but will come with a new default theme called Communitheme, improved power saving options, a faster first-time startup for apps installed as snaps, DLNA media sharing, and more. Until then, version 18.04.1 is expected to drop in July with a few minor changes, as well as the usual tweaks and bug fixes.
Codrut Nistor,
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 

A recent blog post by Will Cooke, Desktop Engineering Manager at Canonical, reveals the company's plans for the first point release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS "Bionic Beaver" (due July), but also highlights the new features that should be added to Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish," scheduled for release in October.

According to the source mentioned above, Ubuntu 18.04.1 will come with various bug fixes and tweaks, as well as the following three new features: fingerprint unlocking, XDG Portals support for snap, and Thunderbolt settings in the GNOME Control Center. 

On the other hand, Ubuntu 18.10 will bring quite a few major changes, the most obvious of them all being the new default theme. Still based on the GNOME desktop environment, the Communitheme default theme is the product of the Ubuntu community, as its name shows. The Ubuntu update that should arrive this autumn will also come with a bunch of kernel options for putting HDD and USB controllers to a low power state when not in use, thus providing an increased battery life for laptops and convertibles.

In addition to the above, Ubuntu 18.10 is also expected to feature DLNA media sharing, integration with the KDE Connect Android app by default, integration of the latest GNOME release, and more.

The adventurous ones can already take Ubuntu 18.10 "Cosmic Cuttlefish" for a spin. The pre-release daily builds can be found on this page. If you're already running it or just have something to say about Canonic's operating system, please drop a comment below.

Source(s)

Read all 2 comments / answer
static version load dynamic
Loading Comments
Comment on this article
, , , , , ,
search relation.
, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
 
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5492 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
Please share our article, every link counts!
> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > News > News Archive > Newsarchive 2018 05 > Ubuntu 18.10 will come with a new default theme, improved power management, and more
Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-21 (Update: 2018-05-21)