Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Beta is available for testing

The Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) official version is scheduled to be released on April 18 this year, and today Canonical released the Ubuntu 19.04 Beta version.

The new version is equipped with the recently released Linux Kernel 5.0 and GNOME 3.32 desktop environment.

Ubuntu 19.04 also includes the latest components, including GCC 8.3, Glibc 2.29, Boost 1.67, rustc 1.31, Python 3.7.2, Ruby 2.5.3, PHP 7.2.15, Perl 5.28.1, Golang 1.10.4, libvvirt 5.0, QEMU 3.1 and OpenJDK 11. In addition, this version also installs the latest Mozilla Firefox 66.0 web browser and LibreOffice 6.2.2 office suite by default.

Ubuntu 19.04 Release Date

Ubuntu 19.04 will be released on 18th April 2019. Here’s the official release schedule for Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo:

  • Feature freeze: February 21, 2019
  • UI freeze: March 14, 2019
  • Kernel freeze: April 1, 2019
  • Beta release date: March 28, 2019
  • Final release date: April 18, 2019

Like all the non-LTS releases, Ubuntu 19.04 will follow a 26-week schedule and will be released on 18 April, 2019.

Among the other new features of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), it is worth noting that it supports the management of Thunderbolt devices in the settings. Desktop zoom and window previews become smoother. XDG Portals supports Snap format and supports fingerprints to unlock Ubuntu. The GS Connect app connects to Android devices.

Also read: Instantbox – Get a clean, ready-to-go Linux box in seconds. 

Currently, installation images are now open for download on the ubuntu website.

Before you install it, however, please don’t forget that this a pre-release operating system, so there could be bugs. With that said, at this point, the Beta should be very stable and fine to use as your daily driver. Still, proceed at your own risk, and be warned that only you are to blame if you experience any data loss or other terrible things. Also, keep in mind, 19.04 will not be a long term support version, meaning it is only supported until January of next year.

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