The other flavors of Ubuntu are also available now


After the official release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS se have started to update also released consecutively new versions of Ubuntu flavors, among which we find Kubuntu which we already share an installation guide, Xubuntu, Ubuntu Budgie, Ubuntu MATE, Ubuntu Studio and Ubuntu Kylin.

So also with the passage of a few months we will also receive updates of other derivatives of this one of which just to mention the best known are Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Zorin OS and others.

All These derivatives will enjoy the same support that the main Ubuntu branch will have., but some of these developers make the decision to support their distributions for a shorter time than Ubuntu offers.

Kubuntu 18.04LTS

Kubuntu 18.04LTS

This flavor of Ubuntu is the replace the desktop environment that usually includes the guys from Canonical within the system, which at the moment is Gnome Shell and which in Kubuntu is replaced by KDE and a layer of customization that sets it apart from just installing KDE on Ubuntu.

Kubuntu 18.04 will have a support period of 3 years directly cwith the developers of this, although you will be able to continue receiving Ubuntu updates that are released for two more years.

Within the applications that we can find Kubuntu 18.04 LTS we found Firefox 59 as the web browser, LibreOffice 6.0 as the office suite, Kirta 4.0.1 on the image editing side, VLC as the default player and various of the KDE desktop environment tools such as kio-gdrive, Kstars, KDEConnect among other.

If you want to try Kubuntu 18.04 you can download it from its official website, the link is this.

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


This flavor of Ubuntu replaces Gnome Shell with XFCE which is a lightweight desktop environment that compared to Gnome Shell, its resource consumption is very low. Xubuntu has always been an ideal distribution for low-resource teams in addition to that despite being a flavor of Ubuntu 18.04 which no longer publishes a 32-bit version.

Xubuntu continues to support this architecture, for its part the distribution will have a 3-year support period directly from the development team and the other two remaining only major Ubuntu updates.

That said, there are some notable changes, including applications that include Xubuntu 18.0 including Atril Document Viewer, Engrampa Archive Manager mate calculator, a new Xfce PulseAudio plugin among others.

If you want to try this flavor you can find the ISO of the system from this link.

Ubuntu Budgie 18.04 LTS

ubuntu budgie

This flavor of Ubuntu it is one of the freshest compared to the previous two as it replaces Gnome Shell with Budgie and within the features that we can find in this new version we have:

  • New desktop applets
  • Improved 'Budgie Welcome' app
  • Dynamic workspaces
  • New wallpapers
  • OpenVNC support

Like the aforementioned flavors, this one will have a direct 3-year support with its development team and another two more of important updates from the main branch.

To try this flavor we just have to download its system image from its official website.

 Ubuntu Studio 18.04


This version of Ubuntu is the one that will receive the least support from your team so yesIt will only have 9 months of support, which will only be at the beginning of the following year.

Within its new features include the latest versions of digital audio workstations (DAW) Ardor and qtractor, new versions of 3D-powered Blender and the image manipulation guru GIMP.

On the desktop Ubuntu Studio 18.04 uses the same XFCE desktop release as Xubuntu 18.04.

To try this flavor we just have to download its system image from its official website.

Finally, what are the Lubuntu and Ubuntu Kylin flavors do not have much to talk about, because on the Lubuntu side it only received the updates of its packaging and new Wallpapers.

Source: OMGUbuntu

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