Canonical has just recently announced that Ubuntu 18.10, code named 'Cosmic Cuttlefish', is ready for downloading at\u00a0the Ubuntu release site. Some of the features of this new release include:\n\nthe latest version of kubernetes with improved security and scalability\naccess to 4,100 snaps\nbetter support for gaming graphics and hardware including support for the extremely fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 845\nfingerprint unlocking for compatible systems (e.g., Ubuntu phones)\n\nThe new theme\nThe Yaru Community theme -- the theme for Ubuntu 10.18 -- is included with Ubuntu 18.10 along with a new desktop wallpaper that displays an artistic rendition of a cuttlefish (a marine animal related to squid, octopuses, and nautiluses).\nThe cuttlefish wallpaper\n Canonical\n\u201cUbuntu is now the world\u2019s reference platform for AI engineering and analytics\u201d Mark Shuttleworth, CEO of Canonical has pointed out. \u201cWe accelerate developer productivity and help enterprises operate at speed and at scale, across multiple clouds and diverse edge appliances.\u201d\nThe Yaru theme at work\n Canonical\nReady for multi-cloud computing\nUbuntu Server 18.10 images are available for all major public clouds. This includes smaller footprint images for containers with faster boot time. It ships with:\n\nOpenStack Rocky for AI and NFV hardware acceleration\nCeph Mimic for reduced storage overhead\nKubernetes 1.12 with its improved security and stability\nOptions for better battery life for laptops by switching HDD controllers, USB controllers and other devices to a low power state when they are not in use\nA smaller footprint with faster installations and boots\nThe ability to install and start snaps more rapidly\n\nGnome 3.30\nUbuntu 10.18 comes with Gnome 3.30 and its easier-to-control screen sharing and remote desktop sessions, auto-updating of Flatpak packages, and new panel for updating Thunderbolt devices (already in 18.04). Hardware panels are now only displayed when particular hardware exists on the system. In addition, Gnome disks can now decrypt and mount storage volumes that are encrypted by VeraCrypt.\nLimited support timeframe\nUbuntu 18.10 will be supported for 9 months ending in\u00a0July 2019. If you require longer term support, you should probably stick with (or upgrade to) Bionic Beaver (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS) which will be supported through April 2023.