Cosmic Cuttlefish

Cosmic Cuttlefish is the Ubuntu codename for version 18.10 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Officially released on October 18, 2018, Cosmic Cuttlefish follows the Bionic Beaver (v18.04) release.

Unlike Bionic Beaver, which was a Long-Term Support (LTS) release designed to be supported for five years, Cosmic Cuttlefish will only be supported for nine months. As a result, the Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish release will be supported through July 2019, while Bionic Beaver will continue to be supported until April 2023.

What’s New in Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish?

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish offers mostly minor improvements and additions for the Linux server OS compared to earlier releases. Updates in Cosmic Cuttlefish include GNOME 3.30 with support for VeraCrypt encryption and the new Yaru theme that delivers a more modern and flatter look, Linux Kernel 4.18, GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) 8.2, Python 3.6.7, GLIBC 2.28, LibreOffice 6.1.2 and Firefox 63.0.

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What Exactly Is a Cosmic Cuttlefish?

Cosmic is a term that refers to the universe or cosmos, particularly as something distinct from the planet Earth. The second part of Cosmic Cuttlefish is a squid-like swimming marine mollusk that has eight arms and two long tentacles that the cuttlefish uses for capturing prey.

As of April 2019, the Cosmic Cuttlefish release of Ubuntu Linux has been superseded by the Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo release.

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