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

almost 3 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 Small Plex iconPlex, Small Skype iconSkype, and Small Spotify iconSpotify.

Gaming performance is improved on version 18.10 due to updating to version 4.18 of the Small Linux kernel iconLinux kernel alongside updated versions of Small Mesa iconMesa 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 Small Ubuntu iconUbuntu includes version 3.30 of the Small GNOME iconGNOME 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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