Ubuntu 18.04

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    Bionic Beaver (reminds me of a couple of old girlfriends......) was released a couple of days ago, the primary major change is no more Unity, rather the standard Gnome 3 interface.



    Does this mean Unity is dead? Not so fast, Canonical knows there is a huge chunk of Unity fans so has made it possible to install Unity on 18.04. The only difference is Unity is now community supported, Ubuntu developers are no longer involved.
     
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    Personally I have been using Kubuntu 16.04 with Plasma 4 on my Linux desktop, Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 on my laptop for a while now. I like both but I think I'm leaning more towards Kubuntu. Now that 18.04 with Plasma 5 has been released I downloaded, burned it and loaded it on my desktop last night. Other than the fact that there's not many Plasma 5 widgets or themes yet I find it faster and cleaner than the 16.04 version.

    One of the big changes with the new Ubuntu (and Ubuntu flavor) releases is the option for minimal as opposed to standard installation, basically what that means is many of the productivity packages are not included in the install allowing the user to pick and choose which packages they want.

     
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    The ability to pick out programs you don't want to default install is a big one.
    That will make updates much faster also, 3/4 of what updates when it runs is programs I don't use.
    Nice.
     
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    I did the minimal Kubuntu install on my laptop, still has a lot of packages like VLC, etc but missing LibreOffice and a few others that comes with the standard installation and it's fast. I checked themes and it looks like the number available for Plasma 5 has doubled overnight. :thup:
    Some of the packages left out;
    • Thunderbird
    • Transmission
    • Rhythmbox
    • LibreOffice (including language pack)
    • Cheese
    • Shotwell
    • ‘Example Content’

     
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    Might have to load that up on the name alone! :D
     
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    Yeah, it's great turning on my beaver every morning......
     
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    Not again, are you a sales rep?​
     
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    Yeah, I'm selling operating systems for free............ I plan to get rich........
     
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    Damn, I wish I would have thought of that..
     

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