About Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver
Ubuntu 18.04 was released on the 26th of April 2018, which just so happened to be a Thursday. From there on in, Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver provided millions of users all over the world with a free, stable, secure operating system.
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver was released on 26th April 2018, and future releases will reoccur every 6 months (you can upgrade as easily as updating, it just takes a little longer) in April and October.
Long Term Support
Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver is a LTS release, and will be support for 5 Years until April 2023. That makes it good for people who don't want to constantly change or to have to pay for upgrades. It is also a solid option for business or servers that don't want to major upgrades too often.
Naming Ubuntu Releases
So the numbers part is easy, 18.04 was released on the 4th month of the year 2018. Ubuntu 17.10 was released on the 10th month (October) of 2017. Releases are every six months so they will go 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, and so on.
The first letter of the adjectives always match that of the animals. Like the animals, these are usually lesser known, obscure, or infamous in dome way.
- Ubuntu 4.10 (Warty Warthog)
- Ubuntu 5.04 (Hoary Hedgehog)
- Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy Badger)
- Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake)
- Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft)
- Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn)
- Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)
- Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)
- Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope)
- Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala)
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx)
- Ubuntu 10.10 (Maverick Meerkat)
- Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal)
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin)
- Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)
- Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail)
- Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr)
- Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)
- Ubuntu 15.04 (Vivid Vervet)
- Ubuntu 15.10 (Wily Werewolf)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
- Ubuntu 16.10 (Yakkety Yak)
- Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus)
- Ubuntu 17.10 (Artful Aardvark)
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
The beaver is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent. Castor includes two extant species, the North American beaver (native to North America) and Eurasian beaver (Eurasia). Beavers are known for building dams, canals, and lodges (homes). They are the second-largest rodent in the world (after the capybara). Their colonies create one or more dams to provide still, deep water to protect against predators, and to float food and building material. The North American beaver population was once more than 60 million, but as of 1988 was 6–12 million. This population decline is the result of extensive hunting for fur, for glands used as medicine and perfume, and because the beavers' harvesting of trees and flooding of waterways may interfere with other land uses.
Ubuntu release have always had the code-naming convention of an animal name as the second part, preceded by an adjective beginning with the same letter. Apart from the first two releases (back in 2004/5), they have been working through the alphabet (starting at B and missing C). While the animals honored in this way are not necessarily unheard of, many of them are either uncommon or infamous in some way.