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Old 04-22-2018, 12:20 PM   #1
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Is ubuntu 18.04 better than Ubuntu 16.04


I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Is 18.04 a better version?
 
Old 04-22-2018, 12:39 PM   #2
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It is more up-to-date, certainly.

You would be best searching the internet for reviews of 18.04, as these will very probably provide comparisons to 16.04, it being the previous LTS version.

Other than that, who can say which version is better? Unity being replaced by Gnome is a major difference. There are other changes, some in presentation and some under-the-hood. You should try both and see what you think.
 
Old 04-22-2018, 01:22 PM   #3
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You might take a look at the Ubuntu site at the link below. It's final release date is not until later this week. Generally, a lot of people wait a month or two after the final release for the 'bugs' to be ironed out.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/ReleaseNotes
 
Old 04-23-2018, 02:33 AM   #4
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Is ubuntu 18.04 better than Ubuntu 16.04

I don't know; have only only just started using Ubuntu. I'm on 17.01 and am very happy with it. I didn't even know 18.04 is out until a day or Two ago. Will consider updating soon.
 
Old 04-23-2018, 07:31 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Critter_Furball View Post
I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS. Is 18.04 a better version?
You can run release 18 using a virtual machine or as a live boot version if you want to check it out for yourself, as well as read reviews. I think testing it out without installing it is really the best option for me if I were to have this concern.
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I don't know; have only only just started using Ubuntu. I'm on 17.01 and am very happy with it. I didn't even know 18.04 is out until a day or Two ago. Will consider updating soon.
Far as I know the odd numbered releases are not intended to be their LTS "Long Term Support" releases. This is not to say that they aren't real releases, just that they are a stepping stone to their next LTS release.

For both of you, I'm a slow adopter of new things, because I don't like to have a broken system due to some odd defect that hasn't been discovered as yet. Plus I depend on the stability of a system which I use in development. Therefore I'll either use a clean computer which is not my development workstation, or test using one of the methods described earlier, virtual machine or live boot. That is just my two cents of thought on that.
 
Old 04-23-2018, 08:39 AM   #6
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I purposely stay one or two OS-releases behind on my Macintosh, because "software updates" happen sometimes more than once a week post-release. IBM used to send out software updates on magnetic tape before the Internet came around, and once they shipped a tape that would "brick" your system if you actually installed it. The IBM rep called me in a panic, only to find that I was doing with those tapes what I used to do with AO-Hell's 3.5" diskettes . . .
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Old 09-14-2018, 01:51 PM   #7
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I upgraded from 16.04 to 18.04.1 to see if it would help stability with KDENlive. Plus Polarr image editor had stopped working.

It didn't help with either but the upgrade went OK. Some of the apps wouldn't launch after. Freeplane springs to mind. Clipit clipboard manager disappeared. All minor stuff.

The things I notice that bug me are 18.04 seems to lag a lot more than 16.04. KDENLive hangs as opposed to crashes. I prefer the crash to the hang since I don't have to wait ten minutes before I give up and perform a hard reset.

Web notifications appear in the top centre of the screen instead of top right.

Close Minimise and Maximise buttons have moved over from left to right.

Bluetooth doesn't have a switch to disable it on start up.

You have to click on your username to open the login dialog, unless you configure automatic logon. I'd like to have it present a default user instead.

16.04 was my first serious stab at using Linux as an everyday workhorse and it worked well after I got used to installing apps and how to get help. Having gone through the upgrade and going back in time and given the choice again. No, I wouldn't have upgraded until I needed a new laptop.

There is nothing new that I want to use. I have a Timeshift backup I could revert to but having gone through the trouble of upgrading the OS and troubleshooting the apps I might as well persevere and be patient with the lag.
 
  


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