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This issue we asked our experts: Ubuntu 18.04 has arrived! Are you going to upgrade? Are you not? Tell the readers your thoughts – and show your working!
I risked my work machine’s health and my own continued productivity/sanity by installing the daily image we used on our disc. These are the sacrifices I’m willing to make to ensure you glorious readers have a smooth cover disc experience. I’ve been keeping the image up to date and actually really like the new Ubuntu. But I still prefer Arch…
Despite the name (Bionic Beaver? Really?), I shall be updating to Ubuntu 18.04. I’ll also be taking a fresh backup before doing so, because borked upgrades never end well and I’d prefer the security of a flawless roll-back option rather than having to unpick or reinstall from scratch.
Ubuntu 18.04 is out and will I be upgrading? Well, yes. My trusty Lenovo X220 has been rocking 16.04 since release and I’m ready to embrace the new. I’m most looking forward to the new-look Nautilus file manager because I spend so much time in there.
Since Neil hasn’t asked me to review it, I’m going to give this one a pass. The new desktop theme has been pushed to the autumn release, so it’ll just be more of the same on the desktop front.
I find more and more distributions pandering only to their existing user base. Sometimes, barely at that. I see no reason to crowd my Arch installation with Ubuntu 18.04. That said, should the need arise, I can always make room for another virtual machine. But it’s unlikely for said VM to last as long as the typical Ubuntu release cycle.