Ubuntu 18.04 Codename Bionic Beaver and Release Schedule

The founder and CEO of Canonical Mark Shuttleworth reveals the codename of the next version of Ubuntu that the upcoming release Ubuntu 18.04 will be called Bionic Beaver. According to wikipedia beaver (genus Castor) is a large, primarily nocturnal, semiaquatic rodent and Bionic is an adjective which means having artificial body parts, especially electromechanical ones. Ubuntu 18.04 is a Long-Term Support (LTS) release. It is supported for 5 years with critical security, bug and app updates from Canonical. Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver final stable is scheduled for release on April 26, 2018.

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver complete released schedule

Alpha 1 – January 4th, 2018 (for flavours)
Alpha 2 – february 1st 2018 (for flavours)
Feature Freeze and Debian Import Freeze — march 1st, 2018
Beta 1 – March 8th, 2018 (for flavours)
User Iinterface Freeze — March 22nd, 2018
Final Beta – Aprit 5th, 2018
Release Candidate and final freeze – April 19th, 2018
Final Release – April 26th, 2018

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