We are pleased to announce the **release** of the next version of our distro, the third as an official flavor of the **Ubuntu** family and our very first LTS. The LTS version is supported for 3 years while the regular releases are supported for 9 months. Based on 17.10 experiences, feedback and suggestions we have received from our users, the new release comes with a lot of **new features**, **fixes** and **optimizations** Here is what you can expect with the new release: * More customisation options via budgie welcome * Lots more Budgie Applets available to be installed * Dynamic Workspaces, hot-corners and Window Shuffler * Brand new GTK+ Theme called Pocillo * New applets as standard in the panel or available to be added via Budgie Settings You can read more about what we have been upto via our release notes. Upgrade instructions from both 16.04 budgie-remix and 17.10 are included. Please have a read of these since there is an extra step you need to do post-upgrade. Download links and installation guide are provided. As always - do check the md5sum hash value of the downloaded ISO - this really does help you get on with a flying start for your install. If you have any questions, remember, our forum is always open and ready to help you. **Thank you all** for your continued support - **spread the news!** David, Ubuntu Budgie Project Leader. P.S. here is a nice video to show off 18.04 Ubuntu Budgie. Enjoy!