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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.

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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-05-21 (Update: 2018-05-21)