Disco Dingo is the Ubuntu codename for version 19.04 of the Ubuntu Linux-based operating system. Officially released on April 18, 2019, Disco Dingo follows the Cosmic Cuttlefish (v18.10) release. Unlike the predecessor to Cosmic Cuttlefish, Bionic Beaver, which was a Long-Term Support (LTS) release designed to be supported for five years, both Disco Dingo and Cosmic Cuttlefish will only be supported for nine months.
As a result, the Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo release will be supported through January 21, while Bionic Beaver will continue to be supported until April 2023.
What’s New in Ubuntu 19. 04 Disco Dingo?
Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo offers mostly minor improvements and additions for the Linux server OS compared to earlier releases, with a focus in Disco Dingo on improving performance and Ubuntu s robustness in serving as an enterprise-grade tool for server deployment and infrastructure development.
Updates in Disco Dingo include GNOME 3.32 with speed improvements and enhancements to the new Yaru theme introduced in Ubuntu Cosmic Cuttlefish, the Linux Kernel 5.0 update, Mesa open source graphics library version 19.0, application permission controls, livepatching for kernel updates without having to perform a system reboot, and more.
What Exactly Is a Disco Dingo?
Disco is a term that refers to a style of music or a club or party that plays disco music. Disco clubs were popular in the 1970s but still hold some appeal with smaller audiences today. A dingo is a wild or partially wild dog indigenous to Australia and easily identified by its tan-colored coat.
The Disco Dingo release of Ubuntu Linux is expected to be followed by the Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan Ermine release, which is on track to debut in October 2019.