We are preparing Kubuntu Bionic Beaver (18.04 LTS) for Alpha 1 in January, 2018. With this Alpha 1 pre-release, you can see what we are testing in preparation for our next version.

The Kubuntu team will be releasing 18.04 LTS in April.


This is Alpha 1 Release. Kubuntu Alpha Releases are NOT recommended for:

Kubuntu Alpha Releases are recommended for:

Please report your results on the Release tracker.

Getting Kubuntu 18.04 Alpha 1

Upgrading from 17.10

Download a Disk Image

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

Download a Bootable image and put it onto a DVD or USB Drive

Designed to be a Breeze, Plasma 5.10 is simple by default, powerful when needed


Plasma 5, the new generation of KDE's desktop has been developed to make it smoother to use while retaining the familiar setup. The latest bugfix release 5.10.5 of the Plasma 5.10 series is the default in this version of Kubuntu.

KDE Applications 17.04.3


Kubuntu comes with KDE Applications 17.04.3 containing all your favorite apps from KDE. This is the 17.04.3 update with bugfixes and translation updates. Most applications have been ported to KDE Frameworks 5 but those which aren't should fit in seamlessly.

Non-KDE applications include LibreOffice 5.4 and Firefox 50.1.

Other highlights/notes

Known Problems

Bugs tagged Kubuntu 17.10

Older bugs:


Development of Kubuntu 18.04 LTS, Bionic Beaver, is ongoing and bugs are fixed every day. Before reporting bugs, please ensure your system is up to date. For verifying installation related bugs, updated disk images are available from Daily bootable images for standard PCs and laptops.

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BionicBeaver/Alpha1/Kubuntu (last edited 2017-12-28 17:22:11 by marco-parillo)