Kubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04) Beta 1 Candidate Image Testing

Candidate images for the Kubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04) Beta 1 are now available for testing.

The Kubuntu team will be releasing 18.04 in April. The final Beta 1 milestone will be available on March 8.

This is the first spin of a Beta 1 candidate in preparation for the Beta 1 release. Kubuntu Beta pre-releases are NOT recommended for:

  • Regular users who are not aware of pre-release issues
  • Anyone who needs a stable system
  • Anyone uncomfortable running a possibly frequently broken system
  • Anyone in a production environment with data or workflows that need to be reliable

Kubuntu Beta pre-releases are recommended for:

  • Regular users who want to help us test by finding, reporting, and/or fixing bugs
  • Kubuntu, KDE, and Qt developers

Getting Kubuntu 17.10 Beta 1 Candidates:

To upgrade to Kubuntu 18.04 pre-releases from 17.10, run sudo do-release-upgrade -d from a command line.

Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive via the download link at


This is also the direct link to report your findings and any bug reports you file.

See our release notes: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BionicBeaver/Beta1/Kubuntu

Please report your results on the Release tracker.

On March 7, 2018, Category News,

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