Is New Ubuntu 18.10 Worth Installing?
If you’re using Ubuntu then you already know that Ubuntu prefers stability over features. So it may be that they have not implemented lots of new visual features in the system but it is more stable and faster than ever. In Ubuntu 18.10, the performance is a way better than its predecessors. Some visual changes are also there which are –
Ubuntu 18.10 ships with the latest GNOME desktop 3.30 which brings performance improvements and new features. In my other articles, I have mentioned my disagreement with Canonical replacing Unity with Gnome. But, today I give up on all those disagreements. Earlier I had performance issues with GNOME but now I find Ubuntu 18.10 the best when it comes to performance. Thanks to GNOME 3.30 which was released in September bringing new visual features and performance improvements in the core.
So after discussing the major improvements and new features in Ubuntu 18.10, here comes the conclusion. As I mentioned in the first paragraph this release will only get support for 9 months. So those who prefer support over performance improvements, should not upgrade to 18.10 on their primary systems. Though to enjoy all the improvements they can dual boot it alongside other OS. Initially, I installed Ubuntu 18.10 to test the new features but now it’s going nowhere from my computer until the end of life. I really like the performance. In my life, all the short term releases I have tested had issues while testing except this one. The installer was faster and prompted no error during the installation.
This release brings more hopes for the next version 19.04. I expect the next release will have Android integration support out of the box. There was some news about Comic to have this functionality packed with the distro but no. Even the GSConnect version does not support GNOME 3.30 hence throws errors on startup.