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Ubuntu 18.10 released, bringing improved "snap" integration and gaming performance

about 4 years ago by IanDorfman

Canonical has announced that the latest stable release of Ubuntu, 18.10, was released on October 18th.

This improved support for Canonical's Snap software package system allows the titular "snaps" to have native desktop controls for accessing files. The format has also received official builds of software such as Plex, Skype, and Spotify.

Gaming performance is improved on version 18.10 due to updating to version 4.18 of the Linux kernel alongside updated versions of Mesa and X.Org. The release also enables graphics support for more chips devices that include the AMD VegaM, Raspberry Pi 3 Model B and B+, and Qualcomm Snapdragon 845.

This release of Ubuntu includes version 3.30 of the GNOME desktop alongside a new theme developed by the community. Compatible hardware will also be enabled to use fingerprint unlock functionality.

Further coverage: Ubuntu blog gHacks Tech News

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