Mon. Apr 6th, 2020

Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS released: ships with Linux kernel v5.3

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Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS (Bionic Beaver) is released, including desktop, server, and cloud versions, and a series of Ubuntu derivative systems have also been updated to 18.04.4, including Kubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Lubuntu, Ubuntu Kylin and Xubuntu.

18.04.4 is the penultimate point release in the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS release cycle, but it was released a week later than planned due to some issues.

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Kernel Patch

This release brings many updates, including security updates and fixes for other issues that have a major impact, with emphasis on maintaining stability and compatibility with Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Starting from 18.04.4, the kernel is based on Linux 5.3, which mainly supports the latest hardware and peripherals provided by IBM and Intel; OpenJDK 11 is used by default; there are other significant changes, including bug fixes to installers and bug fixes to window managers, and some Snap-related features in the GNOME initial setup tool.