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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!

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Jonni Bidwell

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…

Nick Peers

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.

Les Pounder

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.

Mayank Sharma

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.

Shashank Sharma

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.

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