Ubuntu 18.10 will be named as Cosmic Cuttlefish

After the successful release of Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Canonical is switching their focus to next long term supported release, Ubuntu 20.04. As a foot step to this, Mr Mark Shuttleworth has announced the code name for upcoming Ubuntu 18.10. This release will be known by the code name Cosmic Cuttlefish. Security and privacy will be a main consideration in upcoming releases without compromising diversity and unified use experience, Mark added.

Cosmic Cuttlefish - courtesy (redbubble.com)
With our castor Castor now out for all to enjoy, and the Twitterverse delighted with the new minimal desktop and smooth snap integration, it’s time to turn our attention to the road ahead to 20.04 LTS, and I’m delighted to say that we’ll kick off that journey with the Cosmic Cuttlefish, soon to be known as Ubuntu 18.10.

Each of us has our own ideas of how the free stack will evolve in the next two years. And the great thing about Ubuntu is that it doesn’t reflect just one set of priorities, it’s an aggregation of all the things our community cares about. Nevertheless I thought I’d take the opportunity early in this LTS cycle to talk a little about the thing I’m starting to care more about than any one feature, and that’s security.

If I had one big thing that I could feel great about doing, systematically, for everyone who uses Ubuntu, it would be improving their confidence in the security of their systems and their data. It’s one of the very few truly unifying themes that crosses every use case.
Read complete announcement in Mark Shuttleworths blog.

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