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Last week, the team behind Ubuntu announced the release of Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo Beta, which comes with Linux 5.0 support, GNOME 3.32, and more. Its stable version is expected to release on April 18th, 2019.

Following are some of the updates in Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo:

Updates in Linux kernel

Ubuntu 19.04 is based on Linux 5.0, which was released last month. It comes with support for AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics processor, complete support for the Raspberry Pi 3B and the 3B+, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and much more.

Toolchain Upgrades

The tools are upgraded to their latest releases. The upgraded toolchain includes glibc 2.29, OpenJDK 11, Boost 1.67, Rustc 1.31, and updated GCC 8.3, Python 3.7.2 as default,  Ruby 2.5.3, PHP 7.2.15, and more.

Updates in Ubuntu Desktop

This release ships with the latest GNOME 3.32 giving it a refreshed visual design. It also brings a few performance improvements and new features:

  • GNOME Disks now supports VeraCrypt, a utility used for on-the-fly encryption.
  • A panel is added to the Settings menu to help users manage Thunderbolt devices.
  • With this release, more shell components are cached in GPU RAM, which reduces load and increases FPS count.
  • Desktop zoom works much smoother.
  • An option is added to automatically submit error reports to the error reporting dialog window.

Other updates include new Yaru icon sets, Mesa 19.0, QEMU 13.1, and libvirt 14.0. This release will be supported for 9 months until January 2020. Users who require Long Term Support are recommended to use Ubuntu 18.04 LTS instead.

To read the full list of updates, visit Ubuntu’s official website.

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