As Canonical started the development of the next version of Ubuntu operating system last week, early testers can now download Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo daily build ISO images. Yes, as you may have already noticed this time the code name is not made up of an animal’s name with an ‘adjective’. ‘Disco’ is usually used as a noun or verb, but not an adjective which makes the naming of the new Ubuntu slightly different and notable than its previous version names. To be honest I actually find it as a funny name!
Ubuntu 19.04 is the next stable Ubuntu release and is due for release in April 2019 as expected. It’ll have support for at least nine months since the original stable release, which will be until July 2020.
Ubuntu just recently released its latest stable version 18.10 named Cosmic Cuttlefish last month. Since the Ubuntu 19.04 daily test build ISO is based on this don’t look for any exciting new and/or fancy features or improvements. You can now download the first official Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo daily build ISO image directly from the Canonical website.
It should be kept in mind that this is a very early development version which may have bugs and undetected issues, so it is never ever recommended to install on production machines. As mentioned earlier it is targeted at early testers for testing purpose.
The Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo beta release is expected in March 28, 2019. If you don’t want to waste time for just testing then you can wait until the beta release. Or if you immediately want a new and stable operating system then you can of course download the recently released Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish. It comes with a new default GNOME theme called Yaru and also features Suru icon pack. With Linux kernel v4.18 and GNOME v3.30 there’s also boot time as well as performance improvements.