Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Features GNOME 3.28 desktop In case you haven’t tried Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark, 18.04 LTS is going to be a whole new experience for you. With 17.10, Canonical has already made a shift to GNOME desktop as default with some tweaks. So, for existing LTS users, things are going to be pretty new. About the GNOME version, we can expect GNOME 3.28 to ship with 18.04. Kernel 4.15 “Every 6 months the Ubuntu Kernel Team is tasked to pick the kernel to be used in the next release. We look at the Ubuntu release schedule and how that will line up with the upstream kernel releases,” the Ubuntu Kernel Team wrote in a recent post. The team expects that Linux kernel 4.15 will power Ubuntu 18.04.