Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) Officially Released, Here’s What’s New

Canonical released today Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo), the latest version of one of the world’s most popular Linux-based¬†operating systems incorporating¬†the newest GNU/Linux technologies and the most recent Open Source software.

The 30th release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 19.04, is dubbed as the Disco Dingo because it’s a fun release consisting of up-to-date components. It’s a release for the bleeding-edge Ubuntu user who wants to have the latest GNU/Linux software and technologies on his/her personal computer.

Ubuntu 19.04 has been in development during the past six months and it’s the obvious upgrade to last year’s Ubuntu 18.10 (Cosmic Cuttlefish) release. Of course, users can also update from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) or a previous LTS release, but it’s not recommended to do so because of the short lifespan.

“The open-source-first on Ubuntu movement in telco, finance, and media has spread to other sectors. From the public cloud to the private data centre to the edge appliance or cluster, open source has become the reference for efficiency and innovation. Ubuntu 19.04 includes the leading projects to underpin that transition, and the developer tooling to accelerate the applications for those domains,” said Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical.

Here’s what’s new in Ubuntu 19.04

Probably the most important feature of Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) is the fact that is ships with the latest Linux 5.0 kernel series, which enables support for recent hardware components like AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as well as Intel Cannon Lake graphics.

Linux kernel 5.0 also adds significant USB 3.2 and Type-C, and power-savings improvements, along with KVM support for AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization, support for the P-State driver for Skylake X servers, support for memory protection keys on POWER architectures, and zcrypt support on IBM Z systems.

Another key feature of the Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) release is the latest GNOME 3.32 desktop environment, which brings smoother startup animations, higher frame rates, reduced CPU and GPU load, fractional scaling for HiDPI/4K screens in both X.Org Server and Wayland sessions, as well as desktop integrated with VMWare for bi-directional clipboard and file sharing.

Other noteworthy changes include a new icon theme, an improved default Yaru theme, new Safe Graphics Mode option in the boot menu to start the system with “NOMODESET” parameter enabled on systems with unsupported graphics cards so you can install the appropriate drivers, and various desktop refinements to make your Ubuntu experience more pleasant.

Under the hood, Ubuntu 19.04 packs the latest GCC (GNU Compiler Collection) 8.3 as default system-wide compiler, along with an optional GCC 9 release, Python 3.7.3 as default Python implementation, OpenJDK 11 as default Java Runtime implementation, as well as Glibc 2.29, Boost 1.67, Perl 5.28.1, Ruby 2.5.5, Golang 1.10.4, PHP 7.2.15, and rustc 1.31.

You can download Ubuntu 19.04 (Disco Dingo) right now if you want to install it on your personal computer. This release will be supported for nine months, until January 2020, with software and security updates. It’s also possible to upgrade from Ubuntu 18.10 or a previous release using our in-depth tutorial here.

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